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Slow Food Saratoga speeds up

Slow Food Saratoga is a local chapter of Slow Food USA, a suborganization of Slow Food International, which got its start in Italy in the '80s.

Slow Food Saratoga is a local chapter of Slow Food USA, a suborganization of Slow Food International, which got its start in Italy in the '80s. Submitted photo

— The organization is also planning basic cooking classes.

“We’ve started a program (that’s in its infancy but it has great potential), to teach basic cooking skills to people who want to take part in that,” said Sconzo. “We had one called basic egg cookery at Saratoga Farmers Market and have done butchering whole chickens … it’s something we really look forward to, taking to different locations and expanding to people whom we can reach.”

The demonstrations are designed for people who don’t know how to cook or who are intimidated by what they assume is a complicated task.

“[It’s] to show them basic food is really pretty simple, healthy and good,” said Sconzo. “We’re working on ways to expand that and get it to the people who most need it.”

Slow Food Saratoga is open to anybody for a small fee that’s paid directly to Slow Food USA.

“We’re an inclusive organization and are always interested in bringing people who have an interest in supporting and working on these kinds of projects,” said Sconzo. “We’re very welcoming in that regard.”

Members of Slow Food Saratoga can help with existing projects and have a say in creating new ones, said Sconzo.

For more information visit www.slowfoodsaratoga.com or www.twitter.com/slowfoodtoga.

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