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Slow Food Extravaganza: Green Kitchen Lineup Unveiled

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The Victory Garden (pictured) will get its fair amount of press and there are some star-studded discussions on tap for Labor Day's big Slow Food Nation celebration, but the crown jewels of the festival are probably the Taste Pavilions at Fort Mason. Key to the pavilions is the Green Kitchen portion, and now we have the schedule of the big-name chefs that will give demonstrations.

On the local front, chefs from the Bay's two most famous restaurants—French Laundry (Corey Lee and Peter Jacobson) and Chez Panisse (David Tanis and Cal Peternell)—will headline the festivities on Sunday along with Traci Des Jardins and Zuni's Gilbert Pilgram. The Saturday session will feature personalities from around the country (and world), including Rick Bayless, Charlie Trotter and the inimitable David Chang. The complete list of chefs, authors and personalities follows:

Saturday, August 30; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Clodagh McKenna BBC Host and Author, Ireland 11 am
David Chang Momofuku, NY 11:45 am
Darina Allen Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ireland 12:30 pm
Rick Bayless Frontera Grill, Chicago 1:15 pm
Charlie Trotter Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago 2 pm

Saturday, August 30; 5 pm – 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Poppy Tooker Market, NOLA 5 pm
Deborah Madison Author 5:45 pm
Scott Peacock Watershed, Atlanta 6:30 pm
Joyce Goldstein Author 7:15 pm
Niloufer King Author 8 pm

Sunday, August 31; 11 am – 3 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Traci des Jardins Jardiniere 11 am
Joan Nathan Author 11:45 am
Claire Ptak Violet, UK 12:30 pm
Oliver Rowe Konstam, UK 1:15 pm
Gilbert Pilgram Zuni Café 2 pm

Sunday, August 31; 5 pm – 9 pm session of the Taste Pavilions
Corey Lee & Peter Jacobson French Laundry 5 pm
Anna Lappe & Bryant Terry Authors 5:45 pm
Cal Peternell Chez Panisse 6:30 pm
Amaryll Schwertner Boulette’s Larder 7:15 pm
David Tanis Chez Panisse 8 pm

· Slow Food Nation [Official Site]
· All Slow Food Extravaganza Coverage [~ESF~]

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