Slow Food Movement Celebrated with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food

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CHICAGO (August 21, 2013) – Chicago Sister Cities International (CSCI) continues its tradition of creating global relationships through cultural connections with Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food. Chicago food lovers will have the opportunity to dine on a Slow Food feast prepared by a number of renowned Chicago restaurants, including The Gage, Farmhouse, Harrington’s Catering & Deli, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar and the Galway Bakers while listening to lively Irish music.

The Galway Committee of CSCI presents Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Avenue, Chicago. Tickets to the event are $50 and are available for purchase at Proceeds benefit the cultural initiatives of the Galway Committee of CSCI, the Irish American Heritage Center and Slow Food.

Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Slow Food is being held in partnership with the Irish American Heritage Center, Slow Food Chicago, Slow Food Galway, Slow Food City’s Edge, Irish American News, Windy City Chef’s, Food Industry News, The Academy of Irish Music and Top Box Foods.

Slow Food
Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement that envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the people who grow it and good for the planet. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, Slow Food strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem.

Known as “Ireland’s Cultural Heart” (Croí Cultúrtha na hÉireann) for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals, celebrations and events, Galway has been Chicago’s sister city since 1997. The city has long had a reputation among Irish cities for being associated with the Irish language, music, song and dancing traditions. Galway lies on the River Corrib on the west coast of Ireland between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay and is surrounded by County Galway. It is the fourth most populous city in the state and the sixth most populous on the island of Ireland.

Taste of Chicago Sister Cities
Taste of Chicago Sister Cities, the ongoing culinary series of Chicago Sister Cities International, highlights the ethnic cuisine, dining traditions and modern food interpretations of Chicago’s 28 sister cities. Its goal is to enhance cross-cultural understanding through food and beverage experiences. Past events include Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Mexico City and Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Gothenburg.

Taste of Chicago Sister Cities: Busan takes place on September 9, 2013 at Kendall College.

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Chicago Sister Cities International
Chicago Sister Cities International, a division of World Business Chicago, provides leadership to develop, manage and coordinate comprehensive programs and projects with Chicago’s sister cities. It aims to increase international trade, promote economic development and support exchanges in the fields of arts and culture, education, health, social services, environment and technology with its sister cities for the benefit of the City of Chicago, its residents and businesses.

Chicago’s 28 sister cities include: Accra, Ghana (1989); Amman, Jordan (2004); Athens, Greece (1997); Belgrade, Serbia (2005); Birmingham, United Kingdom (1993); Bogota, Colombia (2009); Busan, Republic of Korea (2007); Casablanca, Morocco (1982); Delhi, India (2001); Durban, South Africa (1997); Galway, Ireland (1997); Gothenburg, Sweden (1987); Hamburg, Germany (1994); Kyiv, Ukraine (1991); Lahore, Pakistan (2007); Lucerne, Switzerland (1998); Mexico City, Mexico (1991); Milan, Italy (1973); Moscow, Russia (1997); Osaka, Japan (1973); Paris, France (1996); Petach Tikva, Israel (1994); Prague, Czech Republic (1990); Shanghai, China (1985); Shenyang, China (1985); Toronto, Canada (1991); Vilnius, Lithuania (1993); and Warsaw, Poland (1960).

Irish American Heritage Center
The Irish American Heritage Center, which occupies an 86,000 square foot building on the City’s northwest side, near Wilson Avenue and the Edens Expressway, at 4626 North Knox, fosters the practice, study and celebration of Irish, Celtic, and Irish-American cultural traditions. For more information, call 773-282-7035, or visit

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