Highlighting this week’s food news from around the web.
Slow Food Terra Madre 2014 [Slow Food] – Slow Food’s Terra Madre “Salone del Gusto Internazionale” (International Hall of Taste) takes place in Turin, Italy October 23 to 27. The gathering happens every two years and brings together farmers, academics, food producers, breeders, chefs and representatives of local communities from across the globe for taste workshops, cooking schools, dinners, discussions and celebrations surrounding Good, Clean and Fair food. Each national Slow Food association selects a delegation to represent them at Terra Madre. Meet the Slow Food USA delegates and be sure to follow their adventures online: #TerraMadre2014 #TerraMadre #SaloneDelGusto
Portland bartenders talk trends, best new bars, Cocktail Week, what’s next: The Cocktail Hour [The Oregonian]- Portland has played host to hundreds of bartenders this week, in town for various classes, workshops and parties for Portland Cocktail Week. Both the hometown bartenders and those visiting from out of town agree that the cocktail scene is alive and well in the City of Roses, with room for growth and future collaboration with chefs. Also check out The Oregonians Bar Tab: Portland’s Best 10 New Bars.
San Francisco Michelin Guide 2015 [SF Gate] – Big news for this year’s San Francisco Michelin Guide release: both Benu and Saison were awarded three Michelin Stars (up from their previous two star designation) to join Meadowood and The French Laundry. Read the full details at SF Gate.
Food Day 2014 [FoodDay.org] – Today, October 24, is the 4th annual Food Day, a national occasion that seeks to “inspire Americans to change their diets and our food policies.” It was originally founded in 2010 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) but is powered and endorsed by various “voices for change in the food movement” such as Michael Pollan, Marion Nestle, Will Allen, Barton Seaver, Alice Waters and Patricia Young. There are over 8,000 events nationwide and a Twitter chat hosted by @FoodDay2014 that you can participate in: #FoodDayChat. Take the Food Literacy Quiz too- chances are you’ll learn a few things, I know I did.