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RSVP for Dinner and Coffee Conference (5th Wk)

Core members,

I know that there has been many emails yesterday after the meeting. BUT this is IMPORTANT and URGENT.

I hope to figure out how many of us definitely want
1. to attend the 20th annual conference held by Specialty Coffee Association of America in Minneapolis during May2-5 (Midterm Weekend)?
Check out the schedule of event at (

2. to join the dinner on Saturday May 3rd in Minneapolis?
with the delegate of Slow Food International from Italy, the coordinator of the Huehuetenango Coffee Presidium from Guatemala, a chair of Slow Food Minneapolis

RSVP your spot for 1 and/or 2 by the next Wednesday April 16th Midnight
(I am thinking 5 people including myself since I can fit only 5 in my car, but if you have a car or are a campus driver please let me know as well.)


April 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm 1 comment

Meeting Note (Spring 08 2nd Wk)

Meetings: Thursdays 9:00
Cheese tasting: Saturday, April 26th Upper Sayles at 4:00 for the public.  We’ll let you know later when you should come.  Do you
have a boombox we could borrow?  If you do, contact millerm.
Next meeting (April 24 9:00): Officer elections!  Do 15 minutes of research on coffee production, and tell us something you learned.

Piaomu, can you please put up a notice on Facebook for the cheese tasting?

4-10 Slow Food Meeting Minutes

Tonight, we discussed the cheese tasting.  It will be held on the fourth Saturday of term, April 26th, in Upper Sayles at 4:00.  Note: Saturday.  There will be seventeen types of cheese plus crackers, if we are able to get the Budget Committee to approve the $200 Xiaozhou will be asking for next week.  Thank you, Xiaozhou!  We assume all shall go well.  Saeyoon will be making posters which Hillary and Michelle will be putting up.  Thank you, Saeyoon!  Hillary and Michelle will also be going to pick up the cheese from Surdyk’s.  Thank you, Hillary!  Adelle will be putting up notices on the online calendar, all campus e-mail, and the Noon News Bulletin.  Thank you, Adelle!  Piaomu, can you please put up notices on Facebook?  We’d appreciate that.

Do you have a boombox we could borrow to add some music to jazz the scene up a little?  If you do, contact millerm.  We’d be very grateful.  If not, we’ll ask Campus Activities when we ask about tablecloths.  There are already tables in Upper Sayles.  We will be cutting up the cheese that day beforehand, but we are not sure yet as to when everyone should arrive.  We’ll keep you posted.

Also, regular meetings are now on Thursdays at 9:00.  Note: 9:00.  Mark your calendars!

Only five people showed up tonight.  Could we please get a better showing next meeting?  It’s fourth Thursday (April 24th).  Because next meeting, we will be holding an election for officer positions!  So start thinking about that now!  We will also discuss the picnic  (6th or 8th week’s Saturday afternoon) next meeting and coffee again.  Hillary was unfortunately unable to obtain the movie for us, so instead, we ask you to take fifteen minutes out of a day between now and the next meeting to do a little research on coffee production.  From the growing to the roasting, it doesn’t matter what you research; just come tell us one thing you learned from your research next meeting.

April 11, 2008 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment

Meeting Note (Spring 08 1st Wk)

date Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 12:13 AM
subject Fwd: Slow Food coffee Presidia
hide details Apr 3 (9 days ago)

Dear core members of Slow Food Carleton:

Thank you again for those who came to the dinner and meeting today at Chaney House. It was so great to see you again or for the first time. For those who could not make it, you missed out on good conversations and Moroccan food. Please come to at least for the meeting. If you are no longer able to commit to be a core member, please let me know. We will miss you a lot, but we also respect your decision. The following is the recap of our meeting today and the email from Slow Food about the ‘search for local coffee roaster’.

1. Goals:
-community and CONVIVIUM
-culinary tradition and culture

2. Division of Tasks
weekly NNB food quote (SlowFood says…): Adelle
Facebook: Piaomu
Poster distribution: Hillary
Poster design: Saeyoon
Budget: Xiaozhou
Group email: Avery

3. Term schedule:
1st Wed: dinner and meeting, Chaney House
2nd Thur 8pm: meeting and screening of a movie about coffee at Chaney House Lounge
4th Thur 8pm: meeting at Chaney House
4th Fri afternoon: American Artisan Cheese tasting, Upper Sayles
5th Sat afternoon: meet Slow Food Presidia at Specialty Coffee Association of America Show of Minneapolis (2-5 of May)
6th Thur 8pm: meeting at Chaney House
6th or 8th Sat afternoon: All-campus potluck, under the spring sun, picnic on the green grass
7th Sat afternoon: sale of last year’s international cookbook at International student Festival
8th Thur 8pm: meeting at Chaney House


Saeyoon Baik

Carleton College ’08
Mobile: 507-301-8262


April 11, 2008 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Meeting Updates (Oct 17, 2007)

Slow Food Carleton Convivium Meeting Agenda

October 17, 2007 Wednesday

Whole Group

1. Guest Chef

a. Review: Please complete the poem

b. Plan: every other Saturday but not on Oct 27th because of Halloween Iron Chef


2. Upcoming Events

Oct 21st, SUN 11am: Meet John Schwartz, a former professor at Carleton and an active member of Slow Food in Italy, at the Dacie’s Brunch

Oct 27th, SAT: Halloween Iron Chef Competition at Culinary house

*budget of $70 (Xiaozhou, Khanh)

2 teams consist of 3 people will compete

5pm start cooking, 6:30pm judging

Judges: Iris Yin, Vanessa Garver, Bethany Saperstein

Prize: Iron chef costume for Halloween (saeyoon)

*need advertising (Rachel, Bethany)

Nov 3-4th, SAT-SUN: Twin Cities Chocolate Extravaganza

we will cover the ticket price for the first 20 people who sign-up ($16*20= $320 at group price)

*budget proposal (Xiaozhou)

-Winter term: Chocolate Tasting events, Cooking Demonstration (Martha)
-Spring term: Benefit Dinner, Slow Food Nation


3. Guests from St. Olaf

a. Martha & Nicole


4. Updates

a. Book list and benefit dinner as a chance to increase more academic interest in food

b. others: New core member-Anne Czernek


Small Group

1. Slow Food Nation Fund-raising (Bethany, Hilary)

a. International Festival Cookbook

*need advertising (Rachel, Bethany)

b. Food Sale

c. Northfield


2. Book List (Rachel, Steph)


3. List of Speakers and Guest for Benefit Dinner (Zoe, Tricia)


Please give $5 to xiaozhou if you have not for the membership card.

Come to the next meeting with updates from the projects you are working on. also you can always post it on our blog.

October 18, 2007 at 3:23 am 1 comment

CSA Funding

Guess what! We just got CSA funding for our guest chef lunches! This means that starting this Saturday we will have bi-weekly lunches at Culinary House. Two people will sign up to make lunch for about 20 guests, with our $70 budget to pay for ingredients. People come and relax with some delicious food and great company. Sound awesome? Go to the Events section to sign up to cook or eat!

— Steph

October 12, 2007 at 5:22 am Leave a comment

Slow Food Core Group wants your help

Please let us know here if you’d like to volunteer for one of these positions:

1) Minnesota convivium liason
2) Liason and reporter for the entire Slow Food movement
3) Event organizer (reserving space, making advertisements)

Simply post in the comments section for this article.

— Avery

October 4, 2007 at 6:43 pm 1 comment


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