Slow Food Nation (SFN): Odds And Ends

So far in our slow food coverage we’ve brought you a telephone conversation with director Anya Fernald, a telephone conversation with Michael Pollan, and plenty of writing in italics. That’s fine and everything, but this junk is actually starting! Let’s get off the phone and into the field.

You can find updates throughout the day here. Meanwhile, you may be interested in some of the chatter going on elsewhere about the “largest celebration of American food.”

Eater SF has sneak-peak photos of the Taste Pavilions. These are the big free sample extravaganzas that also include the Green Kitchen demonstrations. Looks extravagant!

Serious Eats posted an open letter from Ed Levine to Alice Waters and Slow Food Natoin, in which he makes a good point about an important issue conspicuously absent from this weekend’s hustle and bustle.

• Finally, the San Francisco Chronicle is all over this story, including a Slow Food-related cocktail roundup and a Michael Bauer blog account of last night’s kickoff dinner.

Shoot, it’s creeping up on lunchtime. I’m going to go eat.

Slow Food Nation (SFN): Odds And Ends