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Interview: Liz Goulding, New Leader of Local Slow Food Movement on Why Local Matters

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In the upcoming months, Slow Food will host dinners and various events aimed at supporting sustainable food (and drinks!) in Dallas. Goulding explains, "I have found that a lot of people are interested in 'good, clean, fair food' and are working on those issues through other groups, but have never heard of Slow Food."

If you fall into that category, or even if you're already savvy to Slow Food, catch up with the group at one of their events. Everyone is invited. The first meeting is next Tuesday, April 23, at Craft and Growler from 6 to 8 p.m.. They'll gather around the long communal tables, sip local beer and discus "Why Local Beer Matters."

Kevin Afghani, owner of Craft and Growler, will talk about his relationship with local breweries and Kevin Carr, founder of Community Beer Co., will share his passion for making beer for Dallas.

You'll want to make sure you purchase some beer though (obviously) because a portion of the money will go to support Slow Food's Urban Orchard initiative, which hopes to raise money to plant fruit trees in neighborhoods and community gardens.

Following is a chat with Goulding about her goals, dreams and aspirations as the new leader of the Slow Food movement.

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.