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An Evening with Raj Patel

Join Slow Food Alameda October 8, as Raj Patel discusses his award-winning book Stuffed and Starved. Patel explains the steps to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers and rebalance global sustenance.

If you missed the opportunity to hear him speak on World Food Crisis panel at Slow Food Nation, this is an excellent opportunity to listen to this writer, activist and academic. All proceeds will go to Rachel Saunders, founder of Alameda’s Blue Chair Fruit Company and vendor at Slow Food Nation Marketplace and Taste Pavilions, for her trip to Slow Food International’s Terra Madre Conference as a U.S. delegate.

Held concurrently with Salone del Gusto in Torino, Terra Madre will bring together food communities, cooks, academics and youth delegates for four days to work towards increasing small-scale, traditional, and sustainable food production. It is made up of approximately 6,000 participants; almost one-fourth of them will be between the ages of 18 to 30, reflecting the Slow Food’s commitment to supporting, engaging, and cultivating the emerging youth food movement. Much of the Slow Food Nation staff will be boarding a plane to Torino to participate in this biennial international meeting. We will be blogging from Torino, so check back at the end of this month to learn more about Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre.

Saunders’ jams, jellies and marmalades can be found at various locations and farmers’ markets throughout the Bay Area. For a full list, please visit her website.

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Tickets are $20 which includes the lecture, complimentary wine and desserts. Please RSVP at 510.522.2226.

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Layla Azimi worked as the Communication Coordinator for Slow Food Nation, the first event of its kind, which drew 85,000 people to San Francisco in hopes of building a healthier, more sustainable food system. Co-founder of Kitchen Table Talks, she lives in Napa Valley where she is learning to perfect her marmalade and jam-making skills and planting her first vegetable garden. Read more >

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