Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Star Chefs at Slow Food Nation's Green Kitchen Announced

Star Chefs Rick Bayless, David Chang, Traci des Jardins, Corey Lee, Charlie Trotter and
Alice Waters Demonstrate Simple, Sustainable Recipes

San Francisco, CA (August 13, 2008)—Slow Food Nation today announced the line-up for the Green Kitchen, to be held on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, during the Labor Day weekend, in San Francisco. The Green Kitchen is an integral component of the Taste Pavilions, Slow Food Nation’s grand celebration of food in America, being held in the Festival Pavilion of Fort Mason Center. Tickets to the Taste Pavilions are on sale now at

Acclaimed chefs from around the world will demonstrate the preparation of simple, artful, sustainable food for the daily dinner table. A mortar and pestle, a frying pan, a cutting board, a knife and a few farm fresh ingredients–a green kitchen is all about basic tools and simple ingredients. The Green Kitchen is presented by Anolon, the lead kitchen partner of Slow Food Nation

An unprecedented event, Slow Food Nation will bring together tens of thousands to experience an extraordinary range of activities highlighting the connection between plate and planet. The Taste Pavilions present an exceptional opportunity to sample the diversity of regional foods of America. Sample menus of the Green Kitchen will include watermelon granita, tomato and tofu salad, white soda bread and raspberry jam, sweet coconut-ginger creamed corn and a seafood rice cazuela.

Saturday, August 30; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions

Clodagh McKenna, BBC Host and Author, Ireland, 11 am
David Chang, Momofuku, NY, 11:45 am
Darina Allen, Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland, 12:30 pm
Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill, Chicago, 1:15 pm
Charlie Trotter, Charlie Trotter's, Chicago, 2 pm

Saturday, August 30; 5 pm – 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions

Poppy Tooker, Market, NOLA, 5 pm
Deborah Madison, Author, 5:45 pm
Scott Peacock, Watershed, Atlanta, 6:30 pm
Joyce Goldstein, Author, 7:15 pm
Niloufer King, Author, 8 pm

Sunday, August 31; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions

Traci des Jardins, Jardiniere, 11 am
Joan Nathan, Author, 11:45 am
Claire Ptak , Violet, UK, 12:30 pm
Oliver Rowe, Konstam, UK, 1:15 pm
Gilbert Pilgram, Zuni Café, 2 pm

Sunday, August 31; 5 pm �� 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions

Corey Lee & Peter Jacobson, French Laundry, 5 pm
Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry, Authors, 5:45 pm
Cal Peternell, Chez Panisse, 6:30 pm
Amaryll Schwertner, Boulette’s Larder, 7:15 pm
David Tanis, Chez Panisse, 8 pm

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About Slow Food Nation
Slow Food Nation is a subsidiary non-profit of Slow Food USA and part of the international Slow Food movement. It was created to organize the first-ever American collaborative gathering to unite the growing sustainable food movement and introduce thousands of people to food that is good, clean and fair through enjoyable, accessible and educational activities. Slow Food Nation is dedicated to creating a framework for deeper environmental connection to our food and aims to inspire and empower Americans to build a food system that is sustainable, healthy and delicious.

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