Northwest icon Angelo Pellegrini was a pioneer promoter of a healthful, local American cuisine, close to the earth and in the service of community. His ideas about “food and the good life” fall into four broad categories. The Pellegrini Foundation is dedicated to furthering these principles, and seeks to honor individuals and groups pursuing these […]

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Save the Date!

Save the date for the Pellegrini Foundation Awards and Harvest Dinner. The dinner will be held at 6:30 PM, on Saturday, January 21st at FareStart in downtown Seattle. Please mark your calendars! Tickets are now available by going to http://bpt.me/2721084. Seats are limited so please book early. This year’s guest chefs include Roy Breiman (Cedarbrook Lodge & […]

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Food’s grow-your-own movement: Some work required

The notion that city-dwellers might, could, should grow at least some of their own food has long seemed counter-intuitive. After all, people who live in cities might putter in the garden, but they don’t farm. Gardening is a pleasant pastime that lets you pick a few flowers or a couple of tomatoes from time to […]

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Ruth Reichl on Angelo Pellegrini, a Slow-Food Voice in a Fast-Food Nation

We asked author and critic Ruth Reichl to share her thoughts on Angelo Pellegrini, for whom the Pellegrini Award is named. When I was in college in the mid-’60s, I spent my spare time in a thrift shop called Treasure Mart, looking for old cookbooks. It was before most Americans had any interest in cooking, […]

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