Starting Friday, I’ll be reporting from Slow Food Nation, a big, multifaceted food confab in San Francisco.

What exactly is it? I’ll let you know when I figure it out. The event features both Slow Food royalty (Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Carlo Petrini) and Slow Food critics (like Brahm Ahmadi of Oakland’s People’s Grocery, who recently penned cogent critique of Slow Food’s approach to diversity.)

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SFN includes everything from wonky policy talks to tastings to blow-out dinners, and I’ll be taking in as much as possible of all of it. Partnering with Participant Media, I’ll be doing interviews with various food-movement luminaries (including Wes Jackson, Vandana Shiva, Dan Barber, Ahmadi, and others). Let me know with your comments what you think I should ask these folks.

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