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Slow Food Vancouver and Terra Madre Day 2011

Terra Madre Day is an annual worldwide celebration and fundraising event for Slow Food, and it’s happening this Saturday November 19th in Vancouver. We were a part of last year’s gathering and have fond memories of the delicious food that was served as well as the cultural breadth of the evening; it’s an event any food lover would truly love.

If you’ll be there, please let us know in the comments or via Twitter, as we’d love to connect in person. We’ll be showing off updates to our technology and serving a few dishes that our team is putting together from local food producers…you did know Anthony was a chef, right?

The theme of this year’s event is “The Joy of Preserving”.

Food, Culture and Knowledge. We are looking at the big picture of preserving food: conserving the land it’s grown on, supporting the people who grow our food, and learning about different cultures and their traditional ways of preserving.

Slow Food is a celebration of local food with a vision of sustainable food production and consumption rooted in local economies and with respect for the environment, traditional knowledge, biological diversity and taste.

All proceeds from The Joy of Preserving will go toward our Terra Madre Fund, which sends local BC farmers to the international Terra Madre meeting. The meeting is like a United Nations of food where producers, chefs and academics get together to share ideas about food sustainability. Our farmers come back from Terra Madre inspired and committed to producing food that’s good for us and good for the planet.

Terra Madre kicks off at 6pm on Saturday with an exciting schedule filled with food producers, Vancouver chefs and restaurants, and food producers doing demos and serving good food.  You won’t want to miss it. Tickets are by donation with a suggested price of $15.

Terra Madre, Slow Food Vancouver
Saturday November 19th, 2011
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: W2 – 151 Cordova Street

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