Chocolat Creativity and Other News

October 18, 2008

Hello, last night we viewed (and enjoyed) Chocolat. Some individuals brought chocolate dishes:

Chocolate Pear Tart

Chocolate Pear Tart



And this is just the beginning of the film fest. Next up is Future of Food but more about that later.

Thank you to everyone that showed up and contributed dishes.

We ask that you keep an eye on intranet announcements about awesome events happening in MA and on campus.


Screening of Chocolat tomorrow

October 16, 2008


This friday we will be viewing and enjoying the film Chocolat (2000). This is also another opportunity to make-what-you-can…with CHOCOLATE!!! There are some people out there that love chocolate. Perhaps you are one of them. Take some chocolate (most is not slow, sadly) and transform it into something delicatable. We believe in you!



Going into Fall Break

October 8, 2008

Hello everyone. As we enter fall break I would just like to keep you updated in regards to our schedule.

Our order of chocolates for Reverse Trick-or-Treating will be shipped to us soon. We will be providing the address for shipment and paying the shipping fee. Then we wait. We have decided that we will be doing RTT on the day before Halloween since on the night of the 31st Hampshire will be unavailable (to say the least).

We will be having our first film of the Hampshire Slow Food Film Fest on Thursday, October 16th upon our return to campus. We will be publicizing these event as much as we can while we are away. Also, we will be asking people to prepare a dish that does CHOCOLATE justice for the sake of the film Chocolat. More about this later.

We have gained enough funds (from 10 people) to give to Slow Food on Campus and SFUSA. We will be sending in all of our information before the break begins. Thank you to everyone who paid the $10 US. We greatly appreciate your commitment.

Lastly, while you are away, please keep Hampshire Slow Food in mind. Think of how you would like to contribute to our Hampshire Halloween event and the Farm Festival happening on November 7th. Consider what we can do as a group for the holiday of Thanksgiving.

Eat slow and be merry. ENJOY YOM KIPPER AND COLUMBUS DAY!!!!

$10 US

October 1, 2008

Hello crew, we need your money. As a piece of Slow Food USA, Hampshire Slow Food has to have its members pay a $10 fee for membership. We ask that you bring your money to Mod 10 or drop it in Tannis’ mailbox [#405].

We need this money by Saturday at the latest.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. Look for notices about our community dining experience happening Monday, Oct. 6th at 7pm in Mod 10.

Transforming New York land to fit Mexican need

September 29, 2008

Agustín Juárez of New York’s Staten Island has brought Mexican produce to the United States.

For generations, immigrants from around the globe have turned little corners of New York into an approximation of the countries they left behind. Since 2001, Mr. Juárez has been following in their footsteps. He is maintaining the traditions of the small farming town in southern Mexico where he grew up, and providing an anchor to home for some of the city’s quarter-million Mexican immigrants.

What we did with the Potato

September 27, 2008

We had three fantastic dishes come from the potato for our most recent meeting.

An apple and potato gratin

A sweet potato curry

A sweet potato pie


Onward We Go

September 27, 2008

Hello everyone, now that we have found our organizational base, we have some interesting events lined up.

Firstly, we will not be having weekly chat sessions any longer. The purpose of those three meetings was to see what the campus wanted to see and how we could make it happen.

On the other hand, Tam and I are opening our home every Monday at 7 pm to any who would like to come and eat dinner with us. This set up is incredibly casual. You can bring your own meal or a dish to share. Or if you really want to splurge, you can provide Tam and/or I with funds and we can prepare a meal for the group. The point of this is to promote community eating without putting too much pressure on the community. SLOW FOOD ONLY though. I feel I should let that be known.

Secondly, our first major and continuous event will be the Hampshire Slow Food Film Festival. This festival will convene five times during this semester, dates to be determined. Our first film will be Chocolat. We felt that this film will be a light, enjoyable romp about food’s influence and power. It will be followed up with more educational fare in weeks to come.

Lastly, we will be participating in Hampshire Halloween in October. How? That has not been set in stone but we are considering having an eat-in or simply providing food for the masses come Halloween.

Please keep all of these events in mind throughout your days and weeks.

For community eating with Tam and Tannis visit Mod 10 in Greenwich. Email us with any questions at