Welcome to the official web home of the Michiana Convivium of Slow Food International. Here in America, Slow Food U.S.A. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of North America. From the spice of Cajun cooking to the purity of the organic movement; from animal breeds and heirloom varieties of fruits and vegetable to handcrafted wine and beer, farmhouse cheeses and other artisanal products; these foods are a part of our cultural identity. They reflect generations of commitment to the land and devotion to the processes that yield the greatest achievements in taste. These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland. By reviving the pleasures of the table, and using our taste buds as our guides, Slow Food U.S.A. believes that our food heritage can be saved.
The forgoing statement is a part of the official declaration of purpose of Slow Food U.S.A. (use your back arrow to return to this page) which oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and promotion of the activities of more than 75 local chapters, each called a "convivium," that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level. Each convivium advocates sustainability and biodiversity through educational events and public outreach that promote the consumption of seasonal and local foods and the support of those who produce them.
The Michiana Convivium subscribes to these worthy principals and goals and manages to do so in a totally fun, social manner. Several times a year our convivium meets at select area restaurants to partake of very special evenings filled with wonderful food and fellowship. Each gathering begins with the toast:
"To the simple pleasures of
Recognizing that the enjoyment of wholesome food is essential to the pursuit of happiness, Slow Food is dedicated to stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production; to the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure, culture, and community; to the invigoration and proliferation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; to living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.
Benefits of Membership
When you join the Slow Food Movement, you become a member of the largest not-for-profit, educational food organization in the world! A one-year membership entitles you to the following:
If you would like to learn more about our organization or inquire about joining our Convivium, please call or email us or use our handy feedback form.
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