I am beaming with excitement…in less than 2 short weeks, I’ll be packing my suitcase, grabbing my passport and getting on a plane—->DESTINATION: Cayman Islands (Camana Bay) for Slow Food Day. Are you familiar with what the Slow Food movement is all about? It is a global, grassroots organization in over 150 countries and has more than 150,000 members! The goal of the organization is to preserve and share local foods and food cultures and advocate policies that promote more holistic alternatives to the industrial system. They bring awareness, education and celebrate the food they are advocating through tastings, workshops and social opportunities. One of the main goals of the Slow Food movement is to connect people to the land and each other through local projects, educational events, and shared meals. This is an organization that works to prioritize wholesome living over convenience.
The theme for this years Slow Food Day is: Savor The South and will be held on Saturday, April 16th. The day offers events for all ages…beginning with a visit to the farmers market, chef demonstrations and tastings, a kids culinary challenge and the much anticipated grassroots gala dinner presented by the restaurants of Camana Bay who will be working with award winning and internationally recognized guest chefs: Mike Lata (Charleston, SC) and Edward Lee (Louisville, KY). The guest chefs will infuse seasonally fresh local ingredients with the bold flavors from their southern home states.
I can’t wait to go and experience a new place, check out their local food scene and see the neat things they are doing there. Several of these topics are close to my heart. I think its extremely important that we preserve our regional foods and work with other groups, organizations and individuals to help support sustainable agriculture and seafood industries. I am a huge advocate for teaching our children the importance of being socially responsible buyers by supporting our local farms, farmers markets and understanding the growing process. I feel honored to be invited to this event and can’t wait to show you what I experience on this amazing trip. Check out my blog and Instagram to follow along with me, on my next food adventure: April 13-17!!!
Check out Camana Bay here.