A Meaty Weekend

Mmeat plays a significant role in today’s global food industry. Whether you consider yourself a carnivore or herbivore, there are plenty of ways to expand your knowledge on topics from animal welfare to traditional cooking methods. Check out our recommended Slow Meat schedule of Slow Food Nations events!



Friday, July 14th


Colorado-Made Block Party

Dig into Farms, The Joys of Slow Food
July 14, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate Colorado farmers, ranchers, producers and chefs and experience the best of Colorado food and drink with demonstrations and tastings.

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Saturday, July 15th

A Vegan and a Rancher Walk Into a Room…

Justice is Served, Snout to Tail
July 15, 2017, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Is there room for vegans and ranchers at the same table? Humane Society of the United States President and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, will explore animal welfare, labeling and mindful eating with White Oak Pasture’s Will Harris and visionary cookbook author Deborah Madison.

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Heritage Breed Pig Butchering Demo

Snout to Tail
July 15, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Chef Hosea Rosenberg and Head Butcher Nate Singer of Blackbelly in Boulder, CO share the differences between old-world European butchering and preservation, and current methods defined by the USDA. This workshop will teach you about butchery techniques and cuts for ham, bacon, sausages, salami and everything in between. Finish up by sampling a selection of

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Will the Real Mexico Please Stand Up? A Cultural Celebration and Regional Tastings of Mexico

You eat guacamole and tacos, sure, but do you know the real food of Mexico? Have you tasted the flavors of different regions? You're in for a real treat at Comal, with a social evening of culinary exploration from chefs with Slow Food Mexico, local chef entrepreneurs, and winner of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, Chef Rick Bayless.

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Sunday, July 16th

Food and Freedom

Flavors of the World, Justice is Served
July 16, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Food is an avenue towards freedom. If people can regain control over access to their food—how it is produced, by whom, and how it is distributed—then that can lead to a greater empowerment in all channels of life. From Chiapas to Puglia, Morocco to North Carolina, food is a cornerstone to a healthy society. Slow

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Critter Cooking: The Art and Science of Insect Cuisine

Come learn how—and why—to add edible insects to your diet! Join Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch's founder, Wendy Lu McGill, in a lively discussion and cooking demo to learn about this delicious, nutritious and sustainable whole food. Edible insects are likely the first animals eaten by humans, are regularly eaten by two billion people around the

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Regenerative Agriculture

Dig into Farms, Justice is Served, Love the Earth
July 16, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What is growing and changing in the field of regenerative agriculture? This is the focus of our dynamic afternoon session. We'll begin with an hour-long panel discussion, then break into an hour of small group discussion. The session will conclude with a half-hour of reconvening to share what has evolved in our understanding. Please consider

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Zero Waste Family Meal

Justice is Served, Love the Earth, The Joys of Slow Food
July 16, 2017, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There's no way to avoid the truth: Food scraps and food waste are inevitable in our current culinary climate. On Sunday night, we'll help alleviate the problem by inviting chefs Steven Satterfield, Daniel Asher, Jamey Fader, Evan Mallet, Alex Seidel, Drew Deckman and more for a delicious family meal created from the food scraps of

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