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Roxanne Webber Jul 8, 2008 09:54 AM

Is anyone going to Slow Food Nation over Labor Day? Chow is one of the
sponsors, but we’re also attending as fans. Can anyone who’s been to a Slow Food event like Terra Madre give an idea of what to expect?

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  1. chris2269 RE: Roxanne Webber Jul 8, 2008 10:24 AM

    Me and my GF are going to try to attend. I've been receiving the email news letter. Any past experience from chowhounds would be great.

    1. meatn3 RE: Roxanne Webber Jul 8, 2008 09:13 PM

      Here's a link:


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        reneeskiSF RE: Roxanne Webber Jul 11, 2008 11:48 AM

        I'm really excited to attend the event and have been telling everyone I know about it. There are so many different, cool things to do/see/taste, I'm having a hard time deciding how to spend my time there. Would love to know how other Chowhounds are planning to tackle the event. Advice needed!

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          BurntEdges RE: Roxanne Webber Jul 21, 2008 05:45 PM

          I'm planning to go, and can't wait to check out the preserves area. Your podcast interview with the curator had me drooling!

          1. Robert Lauriston RE: Roxanne Webber Jul 23, 2008 10:11 AM

            Seems disorganized. If there's a standard grid-style schedule of events to help prospective attendees figure out their itineraries, I can't find it on the Web site.

            Alice Waters told the New York Times, "If 60,000 people do come, and we’re all in front of City Hall, and it’s a beautiful night, well, who knows what could happen.” The event in front of City Hall ends at 4pm, and the evening events are elsewhere.

            1. scarmoza RE: Roxanne Webber Aug 23, 2008 02:35 AM

              I'm planning on going to the tasting pavilion on Sunday PM -- but sadly, I think I'm going alone since I can't seem to convince anyone of my foodie friends that the $58 discounted ticket is worth the experience. Though I don't have the budget for this really, either; I'm writing it off as an elite educational expense (in my mind, not actually to the IRS). Can anyone out there help me make a more solid argument in favor of this event to friends who are otherwise into tasting good foods - just not at such a the steep price?

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                karenzuercher RE: Roxanne Webber Aug 29, 2008 04:03 PM

                At the risk of sounding like a CHOW shill, please let me point fellow confused folks to our SFN page, which includes a guided tour and some personalized itineraries:

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                1. re: karenzuercher
                  Melanie Wong RE: karenzuercher Sep 3, 2008 12:10 AM

                  "That means we'll be filling you in from beginning to end on the events, the speakers, the tasting pavilions, the whole Slow shebang, celebrating delicious and sustainable food in America."

                  The last entry was August 29. Is that the end of Chow's coverage?

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                    Melanie Wong RE: Melanie Wong Sep 5, 2008 01:05 AM

                    Karen? Roxanne? How were the Changemakers sessions?

                    Chow Editors, hello?

                2. Melanie Wong RE: Roxanne Webber Aug 31, 2008 05:20 PM

                  'Hounds have been posting their impressions on the SF Bay Area board here,

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                  1. re: Melanie Wong
                    Melanie Wong RE: Melanie Wong Sep 3, 2008 12:12 AM

                    And here, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/553512

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