Slow Food’s World Disco Soup Day to be held April 27

Saturday morning, April 27, CWRU students and faculty will take part in World Disco Soup Day 2024. A tradition started in Berlin, Germany (called Schnippeldisko) in 2012, the event emphasizes the importance of reducing food waste around the globe. Slow Food Deutschland and its partner organizations cut up hundreds of kilograms of unsold vegetables and cooked a soup that fed 8,000 people. Today, over 153 nations represented in Slow Food International, including Slow Food USA, share in an array of activities to continue this.

At CWRU, a collaboration that includes Bon Appetit Management Company, students from The Slow Food Movement courses (special topics in Spanish and Italian), and others will meet in the Sparti-Que space below Leutner Dining Hall at 9:30 am. Everyone is also welcome to to participate in this Slow Food international event.
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures professors Jacqueline Nanfito, who teaches Slow Food in Latin America, and Denise Caterinacci, who teaches the Italian course The Slow Food Movement, encourage participants to be ready for preparing dishes made with unused food provided by the diligent efforts of Buon Appetit Management Company.
With the generous support of Richard Panfil, General Manager, Chef Joseph Dubbs, Executive Chef & Campus Safety Leader, and Chef Vincent Gaikens, Campus Executive Chef, an abundant assortment of food items retained for this event will be shared and enjoyed.
Along with engaging conversation on the importance of reducing food waste, students will discuss possible final projects in the Slow Food courses next fall, some of which which will be exhibited in Kelvin Smith Library. KSL will host an exhibit on Slow Food, with the opening reception scheduled for October 15, 2024. As demonstrated in the course SPAN 370 and ITAL 370, world languages and cultures have an enormous role in Slow Food activities and food ways around the planet.