We got home from this great event just in time to thaw a chicken we grew last Spring for dinner. Spencer spatchcocked it and grilled it. We had a side of Anishinaabeg Manoomin wild rice with that amazing chicken - and it was the most incredible rice I've ever had. It had a deliciously smoky taste that went perfectly with the grilled chicken. To top it all off, we had glasses of our homemade carrot wine we made with Arethusa Collective Farm's 2007 fall carrots. Absolutely perfect meal... All of this would have been enough - just another Slow Food dinner in the Welton household; but then there on 60 Minutes as we were eating, was a report on Alice Waters and her influence on Slow Food in America!
Couldn't have planned it better myself! Enjoy the video - interesting, and timely. Also timely was the article in the NYTimes this past week about Michelle Obama's efforts concerning good healthy food. It's a great time to be involved in food, people! So let's invite someone over, make a meal, pick up our forks and enjoy each other's company - conviviality. It's where it's at!