Soup’s up

Illustration by Serene Lusano

Slow Food Sacramento’s annual potluck theme, “Stone Soup: Back to the Earth,” means everyone gets to be integral to the final meal. It seems fitting for Terra Madre Day, Slow Food International’s anniversary, which encourages small gatherings around the world in honor of local eating, sustainable food practices and togetherness. For the local edition at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, at the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op’s upstairs cooking school (2820 R Street), bring an item to add to the pot: lentils, raw vegetables, whole grains, fresh herbs, stock. Chef Brenda Ruiz will then stew it together for all to enjoy. The potluck also functions as Slow Food Sacramento’s annual general meeting. While members will elect board members and such, it’s a prime opportunity to learn more about Slow Food from folks such as Ed Roehr of Magpie Cafe. It’s free to attend, but you must RSVP online. More at