Past events

Responding to Food-System Collapse in New Orleans

A Zoom Conversation with David Beriss Hurricane Ida temporarily broke New Orleans’s already fragile food system, leaving grocery stores empty and refrigerators and freezers full of rotting food. David Beriss, an anthropologist at the University of New Orleans, will tell us about the varied ways local businesses, individuals, and activist organizations responded. Together, we’ll consider…

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Colorful potluck dish

Annual Meeting and Potluck 2020

Slow Food Corvallis held its 2020 general meeting and potluck on Sunday, January 12, at the Tunison Community Center, on Tunison Road in South Corvallis. Some thirty people came, and the room was just the right size for the group. Participants brought a wide variety of delicious potluck dishes, some wine, and an especially impressive…

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Hot Potatoes! Dry-Farmed Potato Tasting

Slow Food Corvallis \ celebrated potatoes—round potatoes, long potatoes, yellow and brown and white and pink and purple potatoes—that were grown without irrigation here in the Willamette Valley. Amy Garrett, assistant professor with OSU Extension’s Small Farms Program, introduced the Dry Farming Collaborative (DFC) and its work. Chris Homanics, a plant breeder, nursery owner, and…

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Like an Extra Virgin: The Attraction of Olive Oil in the Global North

A ZOOM DISCUSSION WITH ANNE MENELEY Anne Meneley, professor of anthropology at Trent University, in Ontario, will talk with us about her decades-long research into the history and politics behind Mediterranean olive-oil production, distribution, and consumption. From earliest Athens to the expensive restaurants of contemporary Northern California, the centrality of olive oil characterizes some of…

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People at table at Ecuadorian Dinner

Ecuadorian Dinner

Past Event: Ecuadorian Dinner On September 16, 2019, Slow Food Corvallis members were guests of a group of Ecuadorians here for a culinary and cultural exchange. The Ecuadorians prepared a meal that included traditional dishes such as a quinoa soup and another made from puréed plantains and peanuts. Santiago Rosero, a professional chef and journalist,…

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Cider ‘n Cheese: Exploring Two Local Products

Have you enjoyed locally produced cider? Locally produced cheese? Slow Food Corvallis spent an evening at 2 Towns Ciderhouse for an exploration of these two delicious products. Our evening began with Adam Cocker, Specialty and New Product Development Cidermaker at 2 Towns, who gavve us an inside look at the history of the company, discussed…

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Swiss Terroir Dinner: Making a Virtue of Necessity

Past Event: May 29, 6 pm Slow Food Corvallis, in collaboration with JC Mersmann, celebrated the terroir and cuisine of Switzerland. Agriculture and food culture reflect both history and geography; the cuisine of Switzerland is no exception.The steep slopes and deep valleys of this mountainside garden have shaped its products and traditions. Swiss food products…

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SLOW Pinot, Small Plates

SLOW Pinot, Small Plates

Slow Food Corvallis celebrated Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2015, with a tapas-style small-plates dinner paired with the exceptional and original SLOW Pinot Noir developed by Don Oman in collaboration with eleven of Oregon’s best Pinot Noir producers. Prepared by our creative local chefs – Aaron Schorsch and JC Mersmann – and served to 35…

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Al Haunold at Hop Tour

Hop Tour

Hop Tour, Tasting, and Tales at the Rogue Hopyard On 31 August 2014, Slow Food Corvallis visited the Rogue Hop Farm, a 42-acre site beside the Willamette River near Independence. Here the Oregon brewing company grows and processes much of the hops used in its popular beers and ales. About forty of us gathered in…

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Gathering Together For Terra Madre 2014

Gathering Together for Terra Madre 2014 Nearly 50 diners plus two great chefs met over a gorgeous four course menu laid out at Gathering Together Farm in Philomath, Oregon, on Saturday, 18 October 2014. The dinner raised funds to support Slow Food Corvallis’s two delegates traveling to Terra Madre (Slow Food’s annual international gathering held…

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