Slow Food Plans Traditional Southern New Year’s Day Dinner

Slow Food Triangle will hold its second annual Traditional Southern New Year’s Day event from 4-7 pm on Friday, January 1, 2010, on the 2nd floor of Building 2 in Durham’s Golden Belt.

The event celebrates regional culinary traditions, local farmers, and artisan food producers. This year, the event will raise much-needed funds for a pilot local food project at Durham’s E.K. Powe Elementary School.

The traditional southern New Year’s Day meal will feature collards, cornbread, and hoppin’ john, as well as fresh, hearth-based loaves, sweet potato pie, and more.

Admission to the event is $15 for Slow Food members, $18 for non-members, and free for children 10 and younger. The event is BYOB, and to minimize waste, attendees are asked to bring their own plates as well. Slow Food Triangle and event sponsors will provide the food and some beverages. Tickets are on sale now.

Proceeds from the event will fund the development of a pilot program at E.K. Powe designed to offer fresh, healthy, and local food to students who eat in the school’s cafeteria.

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