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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Friday, November 4, 2005

Slow Food Phoenix

"Welcome to the Phoenix chapter (convivium) of Slow Food USA. We’re your local contacts for the national (and international) organization. Although the name says Phoenix, we serve all areas of the Valley of the Sun and our membership ranges from Ahwatukee to Anthem and from Apache Junction to Avondale.

You can find out more about how we got started by clicking on About SF Phoenix. Many people picture a barren desert when they think of Phoenix and the Southwest. We prefer to celebrate our native foods such as mesquite, chile, prickly pear and churro lamb. We’re also working to support and sustain our local agricultural producers of vegetables, citrus, peaches, beef and pork and to encourage our talented local restaurateurs. Many of our members are leaders in maintaining food traditions and ethnic food specialties. Most of us are everyday people who enjoy learning more about good food. We are particularly concerned about feeding our children and introducing them to our wide food community.

In the past, Phoenix convivium events have explored honey, tomatoes, lemon, mescal, chocolate, pit-roasted beef and pork, organic and fortified wines, tamales, locally-farmed vegetables and raw-milk cheeses. As you’ll see on the Calendar, our upcoming events range from Simple Soup Suppers to a Slow Food Restaurant Week, to the major culinary festival West of Western. We encourage you to learn more about the Slow Lifestyle and to seek out local growers, restaurants and other businesses that support our objectives (see SF Lifestyle)."

Must not join new cause. Must resist....