We ready ourselves for a visit to Kingbird by Paolo di Croce, President of Slow Food International. Di Croce recently succeeded Carlo Petrini, founding President of Slow Food. He's on a US tour for the purpose of strengthening connections between the US program and the Italy-based gobal organization.
The hooks for his visit here are an heirloom bean event near here next Sunday (see here for details; navigate elsewhere on that site to enjoy some great photos!) and Ms Kingbird's relatively new status as Governor of Slow Food for inland Northern California (we call her "Guv" ...). We'll host a meeting here for chapter leaders and di Croce before the bean event.