Congratulations are in order for Rio Nuevo author Chef Ryan Clark. He was recently named board chair for Slow Food Southern Arizona, a chapter affiliated with Slow Food USA. Clark is the author of Modern Southwest Cooking and the proprietor and chef at Augustin Kitchen in Tucson.
Our cookbook editor, Marilyn Noble, was recently named to a four-year term as governor of the Rocky Mountain region for Slow Food USA. She served on the board of Slow Food Denver for five years and spent the last year as board chair. She is also the co-chair of the Southwest Mountain regional Ark of Taste committee for Slow Food USA. In addition to her editing work, she has written or collaborated on four cookbooks for Rio Nuevo, the most recent being The Essential Southwest Cookbook.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with supporters in more than 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with commitment to communities and the environment. Slow Food USA is the governing body for more than 200 chapters across the country and sponsors school gardens, the Ark of Taste, national days of action, and the upcoming Slow Meat convening scheduled for June in Denver.