Our major program is a combination bookclub and potluck we call "Dinner and a Book". It supports two of our Chapter's goals: promoting conviviality and education to improve food literacy.  It is always an enjoyable event, with excellent food, interesting discussion and a chance to meet new people. Once a month, members get together in a private home to discuss a book we have chosen previously. All dishes are prepared by participants. One of our members writes out talking points as a point of departure for our discussion. If you'd like to join us, send an email to slowfoodsantafe@gmail.com.

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January 2019

The true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-nineteenth-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapes and thousands more-to the American plate.

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February 2019

Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious-or at least edible. Tools shape what we eat, but they have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food.

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March 2019

Each chapter in this startlingly original debut tells the story of a single dish and character, at once capturing the zeitgeist of the Midwest, the rise of foodie culture, and delving into the ways food creates community and a sense of identity. A quirky, hilarious, and vividly sensory story.

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April 2019

Filled with colorful anecdotes, photographs, and recipes, this book offers an accessible introduction to the artisanal food movement, and vicarious living for armchair travelers, food lovers, and others who might won­der what it would be like to drop everything and start an olive farm, or who yearn to make and sell their own clotted cream butter.

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May 2019

In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that our adaptation to using fire, and resultant shift from raw to cooked foods, was the key factor in human evolution.

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June 2019

"Eating is not only a political act, it is also a cultural act that reaffirms one's identity and worldview," Enrique Salmón writes in our June book. “Eating the Landscape" is an essential resource for ethnobotanists, food sovereignty proponents, and advocates of the local food and slow food movements.

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July 2019

Stanley Crawford arrived in New Mexico as a novelist, and has been a major figure in the Dixon community and at the Santa Fe Farmers Market since the early 1970s. As his non-fiction books indicate, Crawford is well versed in marketing and in small-scale farming in Northern New Mexico.

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August 2019

The Potlikker Papers tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half century. The author is the Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, host of the weekly podcast "Gravy," and a James Beard Award winner.

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September 2019

Today's most highly regarded writer on Indian food gives us an enchanting memoir of her childhood in Delhi in an age and a society that has since disappeared. This book is both an enormously appealing account of an unusual childhood and a testament to the power of food to evoke memory. And it includes more than thirty family recipes.

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October 2019

Food writer Jonathan Kauffman journeys back more than half a century-to the 1960s and 1970s-to tell the story of how a coterie of unusual men and women embraced an alternative lifestyle that would ultimately change how modern Americans eat.

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November 2019

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food.

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December 2019