Slow Food Charleston to the rescue

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This damn economy is making me hungry. And it’s hurting restaurants, diners and other food-centric folks.

Restaurants need us for business, but diners are skimping out. Foodies crave organic, fresh ingredients, but can’t part with the thirty bucks it’ll cost to cook dinner. In short, we all want what we can’t have.

That’s the bad news; here’s the good: Slow Food Charleston is back.

Slow Food Charleston is part of Slow Food USA, a non-profit organization that connects people and food. Their motto: “Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it, and good for the planet—in essence, food that is good, clean, and fair.”

On Sunday, January 25th, the Glass Onion in West Ashley will host Slow Food Charleston’s latest incarnation, a Bring Your Own Dish Pot Luck Dinner. Celeste Albers, owner of the Green Grocer Farms on Johns Island will discuss her sustainable farming practice. The event runs 4-6. The Glass Onion is located at 1219 Savannah Highway. There is no charge to attend.

Guests are encouraged to bring dishes made from seasonal and local foods. It’s kind of like sharing the wealth — for your taste buds.

The event is a chance for Slow Food members to their discuss future plans. It’s a chance for prospective members to enjoy the Slow Food experience. And it’s a chance for everybody in Charleston to have what we can’t have—the best food from the best places, all served for free.

For more information, contact Slow Food Charleston.

Or visit Slow Food USA.