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The rise of the Disco Soupe movement

Posted 3 years, 5 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Bonjour from France! We are SFYN France, and we are trying to build a solid and large movement of young professionals committed with good, clean and fair food. We decided to officially set up SFYN France after Terra Madre 2014, where we saw all the good energy provided by so many enthusiastic people from all around the globe.

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An introduction to SFYN Bay Area

Posted 3 years, 6 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Hello from California! We are SFYN Bay Area, located in a place where there are farmer’s markets everyday, “cosmetically-challenged” produce sold at a lower cost, community gardens and food education programs in many public schools. Some might even call it a “foodie’s paradise,” although I’d like to steer clear from the term ‘foodie’ due to it’s highbrow association. Food is universal and should be accessible to all.

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A new view on shopping for food

Posted 3 years, 6 months ago in SFYN Blogs

Coming from Newfoundland, Canada, a thickly wooded island in the cold Atlantic which we nicknamed “The Rock”, I have not had a lot of experience in the past with local, fresh markets. With 6 months of winter every year, conditions are far from ideal for farming or maintaining a personal vegetable garden. My whole life, the large majority of the food I ate came from Dominion, a branch of the largest Canadian food retailer, Loblaws. A trip to the grocery store was always a chore, a weekly necessity that my mother grumbled over as it took up her Saturday afternoons.

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Do you want to be in our gang?

Posted 3 years, 7 months ago in SFYN Blogs

A SFYNtern shares her experiences and lessons learned: “Where’s the nearest McDonald’s?” “Don’t mention the enemy!” – And so began my six month internship with Slow Food. As a newbie to the world of gastronomy (and still unsure about the contents of ragù), my first few weeks in Bra were both controversial and enlightening. I joined Slow Food International’s Communication Office, where my main tasks were translation and editing.

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Traditional, local products and innovation

Posted 3 years, 7 months ago in SFYN Blogs

It has been almost two years since the SFYN movement arrived to the middle of the world, Ecuador. Since then, an amazing group of young enthusiasts have been working to change the way we view, eat and appreciate food, I have the honor to be in front of such an amazing team, but we know our task has just begun.  My name is Gonzalo Carvajal I´m 21 years old, and a culinary arts student and this is our story.

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