Reading at the Table

Join our new Slow Food Southern Arizona activity - Reading at the Table


This month, we’re reading Ruth Reichl’s first novel, “Delicious.” In this novel Reichl uses her experience as a food writer to weave a story about the power of food to connect people across cultures and generations. We’ll gather at the home of one of our readers on February 22 @ 3pm to talk about the book and share  our own delicious dishes. 


The next book on our list is:  “The Third Plate”


                                                              Dan Barber.        


Please sign up now, so we know you're reading with us, or for more information on our group, send an email to, with “Reading at the Table” in the subject line.




Chef Barry Infuso , the "Dean of Cuisine" of  Pima Community College Culinary Arts program presents:

 A Streetcar Dining Tour  on:

Tuesday, February 10, 11 am - 2 pm Class is called Streetcar Dining Tour ST 129, CRN 71373
Thursday, March 12, 11 am - 2 pm, lass is called ST 129, CRN 71374

Each class is priced @ $59 per person. Register by calling  the Community Campus @ 520-206-6468.
Join Chef Barry on a fun filled ride on the streetcar while stopping to enjoy the art work, history, lore and  food along  with beverages at some of downtown Tucson's award winning dining spots like Proper, Augustin Kitchen and others. Wear comfortable shoes.


Become a Loafer!

PCC Desert Vista Cmapus

Sundays @ 8am - 3pm, March 29th - May 17th 

Chef Barry Infuso of PCC Culinary Arts has a  Artisan Breads class with 8 weeks of bread mastery. Each week attendees will make

3 different breads and come home with an abundance of bread, so plan group dinners or gifts for family and friends.

Call 206-5302 for more information. The class is $258 plus a lab fee


Soups On!

Saturday, February  7th, 11am - 2pm

Join Barry Infuso  and Jashio Pei (founding members and past president of Slow Food Tucson) for a Soup & Bread event at his home. Bread and bowls will be supplied, you supply the soup! Space limited to 17 people.

Call 520-447-0497 for details. 

Tucson Festival of Books : Culinary Dinner 


Saturday, March 14th @ 5:00 pm

at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa


Join Tucson Festival of Books for its 4th annual Culinary Dinner - a unique culinary fundraiser for paid interships for C-CAP culinary students graduating from Tucson High School. Careers through Culinary Arts Program's (C-CAP) mission is to promote and provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment. Each table will have an open seat for our Culinary Authors and our two nationally know moderators, Ruth Reichl and Barbara Fairchild. The Culinary Authors and Moderators will be changing tables with each course. There will also be a cookbook from one of the Culinary Authors for every guest. 


The Culinary Dinner will feature menu items: Warm Oysters with Leeks and Champagne Butter, Pac-Rim Short Ribs braised with Ginger & Lemongrass, and Three Citrus Creme Carmel, to name a few. This flavorful 5 course menu includes recipes by special guest, Steven Raichlin along with additonal surprises. Formal paid reservations ($125.00/person) not required until January 2015, but dinner is limited to 90 guests so sign up for first choice.


Seating is limited and this event will sell out.


Please, purchase your ticket(s) below:


If you would rather pay by check, send a check made out to "Slow Food Southern Arizona" to Don Luria at the address below. If you are paying for more than one person please give their names with the payment. 


Don Luria
6002 Placita Pajaro
Tucson, AZ 85718

Monday Mixers


Slow Food Southern Arizona Monday Mixer

Date: March 9, 2015 - Gringo Grill & Cantina

Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM


Take a journey through Tucson's Iron Chef 2014 winner Chef John's Sonoran inspired cuisine at Gringo Grill & Cantina located at La Posada Lodge with Slow Food Southern Arizona. Meet & Greet with Slow Food Board Members, learn about upcoming Slow Food Southern Arizona events or community activities and find out how you can become a member. Seating is limited for each mixer, please RSVP to and include names of attendees. Attendance is limited to 50 people.

Interested in hosting a Slow Food Southern Arizona Monday Mixer? Email inquiries at


For events that require payment, tickets may be purchased online by clicking

on "Purchase Events" under the "Events" tab.


You may also purchase your tickets by mailing a check, payable to Slow Food Southern Arizona.

Include the name of the event and the names of attendees.

Mail at least 5 days in advance of the event, to:​

Slow Food Southern Arizona

PO Box 30156

Tucson, AZ 85751