Saturday, August 30, 2008

Slow Food

RATHER A SPECIAL day for food, actually; but I'm not really ready to write about it just yet. Our usual breakfast, to be sure: but then we drove down to San Francisco to see what Slow Food Nation was all about.
We attended a panel discussion on Climate Change and Agriculture; we spent a couple of hours in the Civic Center where a temporary vegetable garden, a series of pavilions serving prepared food, and a fair number of farm-market type stands were attracting hordes of onlookers; and we ended the day at Fort Mason, where for four hours we stood in lines, sampled things ranging from absinthe to tuna tartare, delicious peach jam to bison chili and beans.
It will take, as you can imagine, a while for the mind to wrap around all this. We end the night at a friend's, in Berkeley, with a bottle of good Alsatian riesling.

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