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The $5.00 Challenge

At the home of Bhavani and Joe Jaroff, Slow Food Huntington hosted a successful event to Challenge the “status quo” of the “Value Meal”

We joined Slow Food USA in their national campaign to Challenge the “Value Meal”. For less than $5.00 per person, we put together a full vegetarian buffet which was enjoyed by all.

The menu consisted of 2 soups, a Cold Green Gazpacho Soup and a Hot Minestrone Soup, 2 Appetizers, Hummus and Guacamole with pita and corn chips and 2 entrees.

The first entree was  gluten free Rice Noodles with Pesto with basil from Bhavani’s garden, Make your own Black Bean Fajitas with beans that were soaked and cooked with kombu, Mexican Brown Rice with Roasted Non GMO Corn, and Fresh Mixed Green and Arugula Salad (also from the garden) with Organic Goat Cheese on the side.

For dessert we enjoyed some Gluten Free Banana Bread and Carrot Cake. Everything was made that day by members of our chapter!

Welcome to Slow Food Huntington

Welcome to Slow Food Huntington, the Huntington chapter of Slow Food USA. Our chapter encompasses Western Suffolk and Nassau counties.

Slow Food is a member-supported, non-profit organization devoted to creating a more sustainable and nourishing Food System. We envision a world where Good, Clean and Fair food is a reality for everyone.

For Slow Food, the idea of Good means enjoying delicious food created with care from healthy plants and animals. The pleasures of good food can also help to build community and celebrate culture and regional diversity.

When we talk about Clean food, we are talking about nutritious food that is as good for the planet as it is for our bodies. It is grown and harvested with methods that have a positive impact on our local ecosystems and promotes biodiversity.

We believe that food is a universal right. Food that is Fair should be accessible to all, regardless of income, and produced by people who are treated with dignity and justly compensated for their labor.

This change that we seek to inspire includes a transformation in food policy, production practices and market forces, to ensure equity, sustainability, quality and pleasure in the food we eat.

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