Slow food? Seafood!

Seafood cooking class with Waterbow chef

If you’re not familiar with Slow Food Sacramento, meet the organization whose ethos is unbeatable: Eat good food. It’s more complex than that, obviously, but at its core, the Slow Food movement has a straightforward desire to take back the dinner table from the clutches of the homogenized, fast-food culture. It’s big on buying local, connecting diners with producers and keeping everything environmentally sound. And while seafood may not be one of Sacramento’s prized exports, Slow Food supporter and Waterboy chef Rick Mahan will show you how to cook it with plenty of local flavor at his Slow Food-sponsored cooking class next month. Learn to poach, pan-sear and more, plus discover new sauce and side-dish recipes. Wine will be served, so you must be at least 21 to attend. As if there weren&Rsquo;t reason enough to hop aboard the Slow Food bandwagon, members receive $5 off the price to sign up. $65 Slow Food members; $70 nonmembers. 6 p.m. F 4/18. Whole Foods Market, 4315 Arden Way; (916) 448-2800;