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SUEMUNCASTER.COM now up and running · 1591 days ago

My new website,, is up and running. This site supports my campaign for Teton County Commissioner. Until the election in November, the bulk of my work will go into that site. Please visit it, or enjoy this one.

The Elusive Hunt · 15 December 11

“It’s about good, clean, fair food; not necessarily organic, but good for your body, good for people who grow it, and involves lots of protection of farmers around the world and small-scale food production,” she said. Muncaster became interested in the slow foods movement eight years ago while researching ideas for a cookbook based on local and sustainable foods. While Muncaster said that Teton Valley has a great local food scene, the price of local beef and pork is often more than her family can afford. With sustainability and the health of her family in mind, she looked to the forests and foothills of the Tetons as a way to fill the freezer, and also as a way to participate in an age-old tradition.

Friends of Fungus guest blog from Tye Tilt- Mountain Valley Mushrooms · 4 October 11

When you open the door to the grow room you are greeted with the message “There’s nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.” Scotty and I have a solid desire to rebuild and a fluid plan to do it. This time around we are committed to designing and conducting a business that will increase production, reduce unit costs, and hopefully find that elusive sweet spot where food is local and fresh but with enough volume enough to make the venture economically viable and sustainable.

Slow Food in the Teton Executive Director Search · 7 September 11

We are seeking a part-time Executive Director (estimated 10 hours per week to start with room for growth).

Adventures at the Table · 14 August 11

I was interviewed recently for this fun article by local Deb Debaracato. It’s true… Nico will barely leave the kitchen. Had to bribe him last night with Bob the Builder because he insisted he needed to make pesto.

Best Pie in the Tetons Contest at Tin Cup · 7 July 11

Best Pie in the Tetons! Enter your best home-baked pie at the Slow Food booth at the Tin Cup Challenge on July 16

Slow Food Outreach Center, Sustainability Library and Kitchen Exchange Open! · 28 June 11

The Slow Food board is a diverse group who can consult on many aspects of local food production, distribution, composting, and restaurant management. “My dream is that someone comes in the door with a dream who needs help, and we can give them some resources and advice to get their project off the ground,” says Muncaster.

A full, searchable list of resources available at the Outreach Center can be found at where the collection can be viewed or searched by tags, complete with ratings. Donations or loans to the library and kitchen exchange are welcome as long as they fit our categories.

Food Rave: The 5th Annual Locavore’s Night Out: · 2 May 11

If we stopped today, I’d say our vision of a diverse and vibrant food community has become a reality. But we are just getting started…

Good, Clean, and Fair: The Powerful Voice of the Weak · 24 October 10

Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food
“We are the fastest growing peaceful army in the world. The politicians don’t understand yet.”

Dispatches from Terra Madre and Salone del Gusot 2010: I Giganti della Montagna or "The Big Cheeses" · 22 October 10

A fun discussion followed about the classic Italian housewife and what she might look for in a table grating cheese—please nothing less than 24 months old—it’s much too soft and sticks to the grater! I’d die for the option to be so picky.

Muncaster Chosen as Delegate (and I have a Press Pass) for Terra Madre 2010 · 8 July 10

We’ll be eating, writing, guiding and parenting our way across Italy in preparation for Terra Madre and Salone Del Gusto 2010 in Torino. Join US!

Italian Riviera, Tuscany, Torino Multi-sport Adventures (Food Being a Main Event) · 22 April 10

7 pitch limestone cliffs overhanging the Italian Riviera? Biking through hilly vineyards? Ancient cheese makers? Squashing grapes? Via Ferratas along the Ligurian Alps? Cooking School? We’re gonna do it all…

In Search of Slow Food By Katie Powers, SF Intern · 13 April 10

Selfish as it may seem at a glance, the first step toward eating with the future of the planet in mind may be to indulge. To take care of our bodies, our souls, and the earth, let us eat slowly.

Lights Off Radio Interview with Sue Muncaster · 1 February 10

Muncaster discusses Ecogastronomy, the Slow Food, and Community and Family.

Ingredients: A film screening · 9 November 09

Co-presented with the Teton County Library, this feature-length documentary takes viewers across the nation to the diversified farms of the Hudson River and Willamette Valley, the urban food deserts of Harlem, and the kitchens of celebrated chefs.

Friday, Nov. 13 6-8 pm FREE

Teton County Library Auditorium

“Give More If You Can; Less If You Can’t” Membership Drive · 1 September 09

During the month of September only, your donation of any amount will make you a member of Slow Food USA.

August Newsletter- Time for Lunch Details, Nepal Dinner, Canning, Garden Sites and More · 28 August 09

September 7 Eat-Ins
Jackson Event: Picnic Style- 4-7 pm Miller Park
Teton Valley Event: Potluck Style 5-8 pm New Kindergarten Center

Results of the Best Pie in the Tetons · 21 July 09

Best Overall: Ann Callison- Blueberry-Lemon Shortbread Pie
Best made with local Ingredients: Mary Mullaney- Huckleberry Rhubarb Pie
Best Savory Pie: Tye Tilt- 4 Mushroom Pie
Most Artistic: Deirdre O’Connell- Rose Petal Pie
Best Heritage: Sara Willers- Strawberrry Rhubarb Pie with lattice crust

Time For Lunch Eat In Locations and Times Announced · 18 July 09

... a note on the words “REAL FOOD.” Unfortunately I think the term “real” is a value judgement and a bit of an insult to the lunch ladies who work hard here in the Tetons to feed our kids. It’s not that the food they serve isn’t “real,” it’s just that it could be a whole lot more nutritious, fresh, locally sourced, and made with sans trans fat, sugar, salt, pre-processed, etc.


Check out our summer newsletter to find out about our BEST PIE IN THE TETONS CONTEST, On the Farm Dinner Series, The Family Cow and More, Time For Lunch Campaign, The Tin Cup Challenge and more…

Time For Lunch Campaign- We need your HELP! · 11 June 09

We have an opportunity to make a difference! We are going to convince our legislators to bring real food into our national school lunch program. Whether you’re a mom, student, activist, farmer, grandparent or Slow Food member, you can help make our collective voices heard.

Third Annual Locavore's Night Out- Tuesday, April 21, 5-9 pm Wildwood Room · 15 April 09

This “celebration of local food” introduces local producers to consumers by providing a forum for sampling food and beverages and exchanging information.

Muncaster Featured in Slow Food Article · 8 November 08

The best response to an increasingly dire financial crisis is to take a deep breath and return to our communities, says the founder of Slow Food in the Tetons. Rather than gloom and doom, the changing season should inspire people to become more locally self-sufficient, Sue Muncaster says.

“I really think that the whole thing with the economy is evidence that we’ve lived out of control for too long,” said the Idaho-based organizer, writer and mother. “I think about how fast and fierce the ‘global financial crisis’ hit us. Imagine how fast and furious the inevitable global food crisis is going to hit us. It’s time to take action and just say no to fast food, processed food and big corporations.”

Breaking News: 6-year Old Chooses Farming Over Professional Soccer · 4 November 08

I think someday we’ll look back on these troubled times as the catalyst for one of the greatest movements in human history. A new president, a global economic crisis that will halt our insatiable consumption, an urgent regard for the environment, and best of all, a renewed passion for good, clean, fair food.

What exactly IS Slow Food? · 28 August 07

If I could, I would give everyone a snapshot of last week’s Harvest Garden Party. It was a joyful, cooperative, delicious, celebration of food grown and served by children attending summer camp at the Teton Valley Community School. It was what the Slow Food movement is all about.

Cultivating Kids: Harvest Garden Party · 5 August 07

I knew my 5-year old daughter “got it” when we were driving down the road in Teton Valley this spring and she shouted out the window a greeting to the fresh soil, when she had a tantrum about not being able to eat purple carrots in December, and when she recently helped me identify which weeds I needed to pull in our strawberry patch.

A Locavore's Night Out- April 24 · 1 April 07

I have a dream that the Local Food Movement and the quest for good, clean, fair, food can help untie our diverse community. Reviving our local food economies has the potential to guarantee an accessible and affordable supply of healthy, fresh food from regional sources, preserve our agrarian heritage, strengthen our local economy and save our environment.

photos: Paulette Phlipot

Why me? · 15 October 06

I’m not a famous chef, an artisan food producer or a wine expert. I’m someone living in the middle of the American Farm crisis, I’m terrified by the obesity epidemic, I love to cook for my family and I am desperate to help save what little cultural diversity has thus far survived globalization.

Who, me? · 20 September 06

I had always been a follower. I was honored to realize I was now considered one of the leaders.

The Future Looks Bright · 25 April 06

Everyone is touching on the idea is that what’s at stake is not just our own health and the health of our children, but the health of our relationships, the environment, and our communities.

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