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Slow Food Entrepreneur: Vincent Mcintosh

Discussions about “Slow Food” tend to conjure up images of days gone by.  Sheep grazing leisurely on the rolling hillsides in an old-fashioned European town, cheese made on a pioneer’s farm, candlelit dinners before the invention of buzzing, distracting cell phones.  While it can be fun to indulge in these nostalgic reveries, what does Slow…

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Interview with Melissa Shields from Reserve

My mom was in town and she wanted wine.  True, we live in Beer City USA, but Grand Rapids has a lot to offer besides its favorite glutinous beverage.  We walked downtown on a hot summer day to snack and quench our thirst at Reserve Wine and Food. I have never had anything less than…

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One Chef’s Slow Food Journey

Maybe it was the 4-10 rifle I received for my fifth birthday, or the 1944 Farmall H tractor I bought when I was 12. Perhaps it was the fact that I spent my childhood during a time when everything took a little longer. A time when we played in the woods and corn fields and…

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