Headlands Center for the Arts

Slow by Design: Food

Weekend Workshop
February 28 – March 2, 2014
Lodging available; meals included

Unearth the deep roots and fine tastes of the Bay Area’s slow food movement through site visits to local producers, DIY ocean-foraging, and hands-on demonstrations with Headlands’ Chef and other food specialists.

Activities Include:

  • Fishing and/or crabbing demonstration along the Marin Headlands’ coastline with seaforager Kirk Lombard
  • Artisanal bread-baking in wood-fired oven with Headlands’ Chef, Damon Little
  • Site visit to local, organic farm with Chef Jerome Waag 
  • Guided discussion on taste and food selection with Chez Panisse alumna, Samin Nosrat

Slow by Design Workshop Series

This Winter, Headlands invites you to explore the the concept of “slow” as a guiding principle to creative practice. Taking a cue from the thriving slow food movement, creative practitioners across disciplines are reinventing their practices with an infusion of “slow”—committing high levels of thoughtfulness and integrity to each step of creation—from sourcing and production to dissemination and consumption.

Through the lens of woodcraftfashion, or food, each workshop provides discussion on the historical and local context of the movement, presentations by leading contemporary practitioners, and hands-on activities to build individual skills.

Want an early taste? Join us on December 10, 2013 for a slow-cooked Mess Hall meal followed by a public conversation that explores how the principles of “slow” are applied across fields of creative practice and throughout contemporary culture. Click here for tickets & details