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“Eating Alabama” Film Screening, January 8th at GPS

A new movie is coming to town, and you’re invited to come see it.  Plus, you will meet the filmmaker, producer, and director himself!  GPS will be hosting the screening, Tuesday, January 8th, at 6 PM and it’s free of charge!

It’s everything you’ve ever dreamed of in a film, and will motivate you to start the year out on an even fresher and more sustainable foot.

WHAT: “Eating Alabama” film screening

WHERE: Frierson Theater at Girls Preparatory School

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8th, 6 PM

WHO’S INVITED: Everyone!  So bring yourself, and a friend.

HOW MUCH: Free of charge

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What does Slow, locally, sustainably grown food have to do with music?  Everything!

If we learned anything at Dan Imhoff’s talk, that’s what it was.  Ok, we learned a lot more than that- but Dan himself is a musician and he understands, as does Carlo Petrini, that music is just one of the fibers in the cloth of a cultured, strong community and local economy.   As Dan said, we can’t have progress without joy, and we can’t have joy without beauty.  So eating should always be a political act, but also an enjoyable and beautiful act.  And great music helps make that happen.

Join the Chattanooga Folk School in celebrating their new location on Rossvile Ave this Sunday, September 23rd at 4 PM.  There will be a poluck, so bring a dish.  There will also music, and plenty of it, with concerts by Slim Pickin’s, The Knob Creek Girls, Ed Huey, the Snake Doctors, and more.

AND: check out our new Slow Food Library, also housed at the Folk School- just click on over to our FACEBOOK  or, go to the tab on this page marked “Library” to see library updates,.  Dan Imhoff was kind enough to donate 3 of his books to the townsfolk of Chattanooga, which spawned the idea of a Slow Food Library… Check it out while you’re at the Folk School and contact Slow Food Chatt if you’d like to make a book donation.

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Pie Day, It was Fun

Thanks to Slow Food volunteer Jamie Davis, we’ve got some photos to share.

Also many thanks to our entertaining and talented teachers: Jon Geerlings, from Home Flavors, sent everyone home with a hand-rolled empty crust to fill later, plus an apple pie or two, and Beth Kirby, of localmilk, taught tiny spiced butternut pies.  Plus, there was Ann Keener of Slow Food Chatt and she made tomato pie for all to see and taste.

The students were very well behaved and, we believe, learned a lot and had some fun doing it.  We think we’ll keep this class thing up!


Jon and Ann


Beth and her studious students make butternut hand-pies



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Join Us for Pie Day!

Still wondering  what the expression “easy as pie” means?  Come and learn!  

Saturday August 25th is Slow Food “Pie Day”

at Crabtree Farms.

Under the tutelage of Chattanooga Pie Masters,  we will learn to make 3 types of pies: 1 traditional (and might I guess American and appley?), 1 hand-held pie, and 1 savory pie (possibly tomato, if they’re still around).

  • Cost is $12 per person, and you will return home with slices of pie (if they’re not eaten on the spot), recipes from what you made that day, plus a few more to keep you going.
  • Time is 2PM-5ish
  • RSVP required– the class will be limited to 20 people  RSVP: anntindellkeener@gmail.com
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Keep the Culture Coming!

Thanks to all who came out for the Sandor Katz book talk and fermentation sharing event- it was wonderful to see what everyone brought to the table!


If you brought something you’d like to share- post it under “recipes” on our site, so we can continue to taste and grow!


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Mark Your Calenders!

And start fermenting!

Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist and author just finished a brand new book: The Art of Fermentation, and wants to share it with you!  In return, he’d love you to share what you’ve been fermenting, so start now to get ready for:

Book and Fermentation Talk with Sandor Katz, followed by tasty samples of fermentation,  hosted by Slow Food Chattanooga 

Thursday July 19th.  5-7 PM  at Velo Coffee Roasters, 507 E Main St

Bring your kefirs, yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, wine, beer, sour pickles, kombucha,  salame, sourdough, miso for tasting and we’ll share some locally fermented snacks too: Chattanooga Sourdough by Niedlov’s Bakery, cured meats from Link 41,  artisial cheeses from Sequatchie Cove Creamery, and Velo’s coffee.

This event will be FREE of charge.

  Sandor will also have books for sale.  Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend!

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Barn Dance!


The Chattanooga Folk School is holding a barn dance at Crabtree Farm to raise funds to make Chattanooga an even greater place!  Check it out, bring a dish and your dancin’ shoes and have some fun!