TEDxMileHigh teamed up with Krista Roberts, Director of Slow Food Denver and Amy Quinn, author of A Table in Time, to host an Adventure to share how to slow down and connect over food and meaningful conversation.

Adventurers shared food and drink from Colorado producers and companies that partner with Slow Food Denver while Amy Quinn led the group through a coursed dinner, with coursed conversation prompts. Adventurers shared their memories of food traditions their family’s carry and who that has framed their experiences with food and community.

In a culture and time of go-go-go, Krista and Amy are both committed to slowing down, understanding and connecting with the people and places their food comes from, making time to be present with friends and family and creating a space for connection.

About our hosts

Slow Food Denver – Slow Food Denver brings together a diverse group of food enthusiasts with a dedication to preserving food traditions and heritage, supporting local food producers and purveyors, promoting sustainable agriculture, influencing food policy, protecting biodiversity, and educating members, school children and the greater community about the pleasures of growing and eating food. You can join or host a Dine Around Dinner, similar to our Adventure for a taste of what you missed!

A Table in Time – Amy Quinn brings conversation back to the forefront, promoting the lost art of listening to each other and sharing ourselves over the table during a meal. Check out her book or connect with her at atableintime.com

A special thanks to all those who helped make this Adventure possible!

RiNo Yacht Club, Cooking for Prosperity, The Sophisticate’s TeaBackyard Soda CompanyBottle Shop 33, Venue provided by Jennifer Ols0n PhotographyComida at The SourceLeffler Family Farms, The Source

Photos by Kate Salley Photography