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July 18-24, 2007

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News of the Food

Slow Seafood

By Gretchen Giles


Highlighting the plight of our ocean's resources in the most delicious way, the Slow Food Russian River chapter holds its second annual Sustainable Seafood Salon and Feast on Sunday, July 29, in Bodega Bay. Mixing education with pleasure, the day includes an afternoon panel on the state of sustainable fisheries from the perspectives of an ecologist, chef, biologist, Native American tradition, business and even the kitchen. Speakers include Davis prof Susan L. Williams, Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sheila Bowman, Native American author Jacquelyn Ross, oyster farmer Kevin Lunny, Bon Appetit chef Joe McGarry, Barndiva owner Jil Hales and Brock Dolman of the OAEC. Far be it for the stomach to go untended: panel attendees will enjoy sustainable seafood and wine pairings. The panel is followed at 6pm by a special feast at the nearby locavore kingdom of the Seaweed Cafe.

Panel, at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Lab, 2099 Westside Road, Bodega Bay, from 1pm to 4:30pm; $10. Feast, at the Seaweed Cafe, 1580 East Shore Drive, Bodega Bay, at 6pm; $125 ($50 is tax deductible). For details and tickets, go to www.slowfoodrr.org or call 707.824.8448.


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