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Dinner & Movie – for our members

September 25, 2017 • 7:00 pm8:30 pm

Join us at our dinner table, and stay for an inspiring movie.

Monday, Sept 25  •  7pm to 8:30pm

We want to celebrate your membership, so we created an evening with:

  1. a dinner featuring Ark of Taste ingredients (see details, below)
  2. a popular seed-saving movie:
    “Deeply Rooted.”  (see details, below)

Location: this event will be at a private home in Cupertino, address will be sent to those who RSVP.

RSVP: contact Joni Sare



Ark of Taste menu:

Dear chef,

We officially launched the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance last month in Denver, and are now ready to embark on our first campaign together this fall. Will you join?

Title: Menu for Change: Cook Up a Better Future with Meatless Monday
Theme: Food as a cause, victim, and — most importantly — solution of climate change.
Action: Create & serve a vegetarian dish on #MeatlessMonday, Sept 25, using free ingredients from the Ark of Taste, provided by Anson Mills.

Anson Mills is generously donating Sea Island Red Peas, Carolina Gold Rice, and Benne Seeds.

We know climate change is becoming a global crisis and we believe chefs can help make a difference. The present food system must be radically redrawn if we want to reduce our impact on the environment. Learn more about why we’re launching this campaign.


One of the highlights of Slow Food Nations was having John Coykendall with us for the national premiere of “Deeply Rooted.” John is a renowned heirloom seed saver, master gardener at Blackberry Farm, and a champion of biodiversity and the Ark of Taste. The film, produced by Christina Melton for Louisiana Public Broadcasting and distributed this fall by American Public Television, introduces us to the life-story of John and celebrates saving our seeds and stories.

Our partner Camellia Beans is pleased to offer Slow Food USA chapters a screening kit of the film. It’s a wonderful opportunity for your community to learn more about biodiversity and seed saving, and you can tie in the Ark of Taste and Slow Food’s commitment to biodiversity. We hope you can use this during the September membership drive.

The kit includes a “Deeply Rooted” DVD and red beans from Camellia to serve at the screening. Both “Meatless Monday” and traditional New Orleans-style red beans and ricerecipes will be included. Red beans and rice are one of America’s great heritage dishes: delicious, egalitarian and centuries-old. Historically served on washday Mondays in New Orleans, the dish has brought generations of families and friends together at the dinner table.

The kit is free for chapters. In exchange, we ask that you contact your local public TV station and request that they air the film. We also ask that you share info about your screening on social media.

We hope the kit facilitates a lively discussion about saving seeds and preserving culinary culture!

“Seeds carry with them more than the potential to sustain people as food; they are living history of the people who cared and tended to them and cultivated them and passed them down.”

— John Coykendall


September 25, 2017
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Private home in Cupertino


Joni Sare
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