At Slow Food NYC, we are strongly in favor of plans that lead to affordable housing, but not at the expensive of existing community garden sites, especially when there are plenty of other alternative sites available.
Unless we act now, proposed new rules will have a devastating effect on the small and medium-scale family farmers and businesses responsible for putting local, sustainably produced foods on our plates.
One does not need an occasion to enjoy a special cocktail, but at our Slow Food NYC December Slur, we have one: we will be toasting Professor Jerry Thomas, considered by many grateful drinkers to be the father of American mixology, and The Pegu will be serving one of its signature seasonal libations, the Tom & Jerry, in his honor.
The meaning of the word "organic" has become a semantic debate that has changed and divided a movement. Francesco Mastalia has been examining the issue through a series of interviews and photographs in a project entitled "ORGANIC: Farmers and Chefs of the Hudson Valley".