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June 2018

Book Group: What we eat when we eat alone, by Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
Slow Food Russian River Book Group discusses What we eat when we eat alone, by Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be discussing What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes, by Deborah Madison and Patrick McFarlin (Gibbs Smith, 2009) on Thursday, June 7, 7-9 pm. Deborah Madison writes on her website: Not all meals are shared, recipes don’t always matter, nor…

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July 2018

Storytelling on Sparrow and Crow Farm

July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
Storytelling at a picnic and storytelling afternoon at Sparrow and Crow Farm

The Slow Food Book Group is on summer break but we'd love for you to join us for a picnic and storytelling afternoon at Sparrow and Crow Farm. We'll share a meal together under Natalie's redwood trees and informally exchange stories of food, farming, and our relationship to the land. Then,…

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September 2018

Book Group: In Memoriam Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Sebastopol, Address with RSVP
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018

For this Book Group meeting, we will commemorate Anthony Bourdain, 1956–2018, by discussing some of his writings, and a few obituaries. At our Book Group session, we will watch some of the work he did for television. Please prepare a dish using a Bourdain recipe or otherwise inspired by him. Reading suggestions (thank you…

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October 2018

Book Group: The New Food Activism, by Alison Alkon and‎ Julie Guthman (eds.)

October 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Sebastopol, Address with RSVP
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Slow Food Russian River reads The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be discussing The New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action, by Alison Alkon and Julie Guthman (eds.) (University of California Press, 2017). The Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9pm, usually in Sebastopol. It’s a convivial dinner. Please bring…

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November 2018

Book Group: Renewing America’s Food Traditions, by Gary Nabhan (ed.)

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Top of Swain Woods, 7403 Palm Ave
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Renewing America's Food Traditions

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be discussing Renewing America's Food Traditions: Saving and Savoring the Continent's Most Endangered Foods, by Gary Paul Nabhan (ed.), with a foreword by Deborah Madison (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008) The Book Group meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9pm,…

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December 2018

Cookie Swap, and Book Group: American Cookie, by Anne Byrn

December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
American Cookie: The Snaps, Drops, Jumbles, Tea Cakes, Bars & Brownies That We Have Loved for Generations

The December 2018 meeting of the SFRR Book Group coincides this year with the Slow Food Russian River 2018 Holiday Party, on December 9th. It includes an American Cookie Swap. Preferably cookies made with California Grain and other local and regional ingredients.About the Cookie Swap About California Grain The California Grain…

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April 2019

Book Group: something to food about, by Questlove and Ben Greenman

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private home in Healdsburg Healdsburg, CA United States + Google Map
Free
Book Group: something to food about, by Questlove and Ben Greenman

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will discuss something to food about – Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs, by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Ben Greenman. Foreword by Anthony Bourdain and photographed by Kyoko Hamada. The Slow Food Russian River Book Group usually meets the first Thursday of the month,…

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May 2019

Book Group: Lot’s Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Sebastopol, Address with RSVP
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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Slow Food Russian River Book Group – Lot's Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will discuss Lot's Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale on May 2, 7-9pm in Sebastopol, CA. The Slow Food Russian River Book Group usually meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9 pm, at a location chosen by…

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September 2019

Book Group: Dark Day, Dark Night: A Marijuana Murder Mystery, by Jonah Raskin

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Rohnert Park Rohnert Park, CA United States + Google Map
Free

Jonah Raskin and the Slow Food Russian River Book Group will be hosting a dinner conversation about Jonah's second crime novel, Dark Day, Dark Night: A Marijuana Murder Mystery, on Thursday, September 5, 7-9pm, at his home on Petaluma Hill Road. Address with RSVP. He will talk about his food…

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November 2019

Book Group: One Size Fits None, by Stephanie Anderson

November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home in Sebastopol, Address with RSVP
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
Free
One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture (2019) by Stephanie Anderson

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will discuss from One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture (2019) by Stephanie Anderson. The Book Group usually meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9 pm, at a location chosen by the rotating moderators,…

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