The opposite of slow food is—of course—fast, but is it actually any good? An international organization, Slow Food began in 1986 in retaliation to a McDonald's opening in Rome. Unlike what you may think the opposite of fast food would be, slow food does not refer to impatiently standing by your microwave screaming at your popcorn to pop. "Slow food" references food grown with sustainability, diversity, and locality in mind. In celebration of slow food grown locally, Lynne Rossetto Kasper will talk about all things food at this lecture and dinner event. The host of MPR's The Splendid Table, Kasper begins the evening with a chat on Americans and their food, interspersing stories of her own life as she posits complex questions. Following the talk, the Campus Club will host an evening of slow food and wine, featuring culinary delights from Kasper's own award-winning cookbooks. Proceeds will benefit Slow Food Minnesota's Terra Madre fund. For more info visit www.slowfoodmn.org or call 612.362.9210. 1:30 p.m. talk; 3 p.m. dinner.
Sun., March 8, 1:30 p.m., 2009