Slow Food New Orleans is hosting a Terra Madre Day event on Dec 10, 2012 at Cleaver and Co. 3917 Baronne Street in New Orleans. This celebration of Mother Earth is open to the public and will run from 6-9 pm. The newly opened Cleaver and Co., which specializes in locally sourced grass fed meats, will conduct butchering demos during the event. Swirl Sensational Wines will pour tastings of 4 biodynamic wines from Bizou Wines. A selection of dishes, from locally sourced foods, will be prepared by Slow Food NOLA Chair Gary Granata, PhD, RD and fellow Chef & Nutritionist Casey Miller, RD. Music will be provided by the Small Batch String Band.
The price for the butchering demos is $10 and attendees will receive a 10% discount on demo meats. The wine tasting is also $10. Dishes will range from $5-10. Slow Food NOLA memberships will be available at the event, with current and new members receiving event discounts.
Communities around the world are celebrating local and sustainable food this December 10, in Slow Food’s fourth Terra Madre Day. In 2011 almost 200,000 people in 125 countries across five continents participated in over 1,000 individual events to protect, enjoy and promote food from small-scale farmers and producers.
Our Terra Madre Day celebration joins hundreds of events around the world in an important symbolic moment, encouraging the work being done at the local level to build a sustainable, local food system and demonstrating the diversity of communities all around the world who are part of this global network striving for a better food future.To browse the hundreds of events happening around the world on Terra Madre Day, visit the world map on the website: http://www.slowfood.com/terramadreday/pagine/eng/mappa.lasso