Event Picks: Surf N Turf

Slow Food Nations is as much about food as it is about tracing where it came from. Whether you’re the definition of meat lover or a crab-claw-cracking champion (or both!), we’ve got you covered. Meat and fish are the proteins that fuel our lives, and every culture and chef uses them in different ways. To make sure you get your fair share of learning and eating all things Surf N Turf, we’ve prepared a Slow Food Nations schedule to make sure you visit both land and sea.

Thursday, 7/18

Slow Food Community Screening: Artifishal

Surf and Turf
July 18, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The road to extinction is paved with good intentions. Artifishal is a film about people, rivers and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith

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Friday, 7/19

Colorado Fare Block Party

Dig into Farms, Engaging Communities
July 19, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an evening of unexpected collaborations that showcase the breadth and depth of Colorado’s food culture. Colorado Fare will feature the Slow Food ecosystem in the Centennial State—from ranchers and farmers, to chefs, community groups and beyond. Colorado is recognized as a top culinary destination with

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Late Night by Land and Sea

Surf and Turf
July 19, 9:00 pm - July 20, 12:00 am

Join Chef Kelly Whitaker and special guests Ellen Bennett and Gunnar Gislason for a delicious night to connect with others who are part of the Slow Food Nations weekend. Explore the worlds of heritage grain and sustainable seafood with complimentary bites, a welcome beverage and cash bar. No advance ticket

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Saturday, 7/20

The Future of Farming

Climate Change, Dig into Farms, Surf and Turf
July 20, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This intimate conversation pairs veteran farmers with young farmers to discuss the future of agriculture in this country.

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What the Fish?

Climate Change, Surf and Turf
July 20, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What do we mean when we say sustainable seafood? In this panel, we'll wade through the murky waters of seafood and address supply chain transparency, responsible sourcing and the importance of choosing lesser known fish. We'll also explore how chefs are playing a role and what individuals can do to

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Food Over Fire

Engaging Communities
July 20, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gather with friends, family, and foodies alike in downtown Denver to celebrate Slow Food. There will be food, drink, and live music all centered around the beautiful foods we cook over fire.

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Sunday, 7/21

The Innovative Farmer

Biodiversity Matters, Climate Change, Dig into Farms
July 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Farmers face growing pressures between climate change, economic challenges and shifting public demands. To be successful amidst these challenges, farmers need to draw on traditional methods as well as exploring innovative ways to create successful and unique approaches that spark resilience, excitement and growth.In this discussion, we hear directly from

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Coastal Flavors of Mexico

Surf and Turf
July 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Baja Med movement originated in Mexico's Baja California and is now grabbing the attention in both Mexican and international culinary circles with its vibrant blend of Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian influences. On the other side of Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula is home to a melting pot of communities who

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The Future of Slow Meat

Climate Change, Dig into Farms
July 21, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The future of meat may very well lie in the soil of regenerative agriculture. Practices that were once considered conservationist are becoming more widespread as efforts expand to improve water retention, increase nutrient-density and reduce erosion or run-off. Wondering where meat comes into play? Considering the greenhouse gas emissions created

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Bison Bites are the only 100% grass-fed bison jerky that’s sugar free. Roam Free Ranch is on a mission is to preserve bison and repair the #1 most endangered ecosystem – native grasslands – through a regenerative bison ranch.

Polidori has used the same authentic family heirloom sausage recipes that Great Grandma Polidori brought to the states from southern Italy.  They offer a complete line of pork sausages, pre-cooked meatballs and pizza toppings, each reflecting their respect for tradition.

Positively Groundfish is a non-profit trade association that unites a broad set of stakeholders of the West Coast groundfish fishery: fishermen, fish processors, environmental advocates, certifiers, academic researchers and state agencies.