Take the Challenge!! Find a $5-Meal in your area.

 I just received word that the local Columbia, Missouri, chapter of the Slow Food Movement is taking the $5-Meal Challenge seriously.  They will be sponsoring a $5-Meal on Sunday, September 18 (see registration information below) with the intention of showing people you can afford to eat fresh, healthy and local.  Or, in other words, the “slow food shouldn’t have to cost more than fast food.”  Also, if you live in another city or state, you can go to the website listed below and follow the links to a $5-Meal event in your area. If there isn’t one, maybe you could host it yourself.  Take the Challenge!

FROM:  Slow Food Katy Trail Group

The $5-Meal Challenge

Proof that fresh, local food can be delicious and affordable!

Sunday, Sept. 18

6 to 8 p.m.

Café Berlin, 220 N. Tenth St., Columbia

$5 donation suggested

Slow Food Katy Trail is collaborating with Centro Latino to serve up

freshly prepared and delicious local food for the same price as a burger and fries at a fast-food franchise. Come taste a simple, fresh and affordable meal that will leave you deliciously satisfied and make you eager to duplicate it in your own kitchen. Proceeds will support the Centro Latino’s Comedor Popular (People’s Diner) kitchen.

To reserve your spot, visit www.slowfoodusa.org/

and follow the links to the $5 Challenge on Sept. 18 at Café Berlin.


Hot pasta tossed with a variety of locally grown tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil

 Mixed salad of local greens, apples and toasted pecans

 Fresh locally baked bread

 Seasonal fruit dessert