SFRR Book Group Books

Slow Food Russian River Book Group

The first gathering of the Slow Food Russian River Book Group was on Thursday, June 27, 2013.  We said: This should be fun, and help us deepen our commitment to food that is Good, Clean, and Fair, for All, and help us to clarify our vision for the future of food and agriculture in Sonoma County. 

In the beginning we met every other week (!), and ate only after finishing our conversation aboThe Book Group session with author Jonah Raskinut the reading (!!). But even then the food and drinks we brought – often a creative response to the reading – as a gift to our companions was important and an essential component of our conviviality.

Nowadays, we first gather in the kitchen and enjoy a glass of wine or beer or kombucha and some appetizers before we move to the large table in the dining room to have a dinner conversation.

Come, join us. You may get hooked.

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group is open to anyone who is a reader, likes cooking a dish, and loves a good conversation.  You don’t need to be a “card-carrying” member of Slow Food, although – of course – we hope that with time you will become one. A strong membership keeps our worldwide organization vibrant, through volunteering, ideas and initiatives, and financially strong through modest dues.

The Book Group meets the first Thursday of most months, from 7 – 9pm in Sebastopol, but not in January, June, July or August.

You can contact the Book Group at Slow Food Russian River Book Group. We are also on meetup

Past and upcoming readings of the Slow Food Russian River Book Group

2016

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, by Paul Greenberg

Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, by Paul Greenberg (The Penguin Press, 2010)

Dirt, a Love Story.

Dirt: A Love Story, by Barbara Richardson (ed.) (ForeEdge, 2015)

2015

2014

Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter, by David Buchanan

Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods, Lost Flavors, and Why They Matter, by David Buchanan (White River Junction, Chelsea Green Publishing, 2012)

2013

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, by Michael Pollan

Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, by Michael Pollan (New York, The Penguin Press, 2013)

The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, by David Kamp

The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, by David Kamp (New York, Broadway Books, 2006)

The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, by David Kamp

The United States of Arugula: The Sun Dried, Cold Pressed, Dark Roasted, Extra Virgin Story of the American Food Revolution, by David Kamp (New York, Broadway Books, 2006)

The Debt to Pleasure, by John Lancaster

The Debt to Pleasure – A Novel, by John Lancaster (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1996)

Slow Food Nation. Why Our Food Should be Good. Clean, and Fair, by Carlo Petrini

Slow Food Nation. Why Our Food Should be Good. Clean, and Fair, by Carlo Petrini (New York, Rizzoli, 2007)