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Birmingham Foodies Book Club
The Birmingham (Alabama) Foodie Book Club usually meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00p.m. We read anything that has to do with food: Fiction and non-fiction; history, essay, memoirs, humor, anthologies, novels. We enjoy wine, food, and each other's company at every meeting. (Does life get any better?) The only requirement to join us is to love food—and no, you don't have to know how to cook! (from blog)
Birmingham Restaurants
Offers news, reviews, and listings of locally owned restaurants in Birmingham, Ala. The focus is on the local places, rather than chains. (adapted from web site)
Gives information about locally owned restaurants, including menus, catering, private dining, special events, live entertainment and much more. BirminghamMenus.com, provides comprehensive, up-to-date dining information to help you plan a social event, learn more about the area's finest restaurants, compare menus and prices, or simply order carry-out. (adapted from web site)
Birmingham Restaurants is an informative guide to Birmingham's dining scene. It's divided by cuisine, such as brunch, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Mexican, seafood, steakhouses, fine dining, and outdoor patio. It's also divided by locations in the greater Birmingham area. Take a video tour of Birmingham's best restaurants. Find menus for brunch, lunch, dinner, and catering. Get reviews and recommendations in the Published Reviews section. (adapted from web site)
Food Assistance
Eight Alabama food banks serve hundreds of churches and other nonprofit agencies. Over 30 million pounds of food a year are distributed to those in need by the Alabama Food Bank Association. .
"Magic City Harvest is a non-profit prepared and perishable food recovery program that distributes FREE donated excess food to organizations serving those in need, thereby helping to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in the Greater Birmingham area." (from web site)
Sustainable eating
The Farmers Market Authority (FMA) is a state agency established to assist in the marketing of agricultural products by providing information, leadership, and modern facilities necessary to move agricultural products from the farm to the consumer. This assures the consumer a better quality product at a reasonable price and a fair return to the producer by providing a convenient, dependable place through which producers and buyers may carry on the process of marketing.
(site is under construction) "The GBCFT works to promote access for all community residents to a safe, culturally acceptable, nutritionally adequate diet through a sustainable food system that maximizes community self-reliance and social justice." (from web site)
Grow Alabama is a statewide community-supported agriculture program working to preserve a vital way of life and to give people access to locally grown, organic produce. GA gives our community a direct connection to the family farms of Alabama. Members not only buy more nutritious, flavorful food, they keep millions of dollars from leaving the state and help preserve a rich farming tradition from vanishing forever. GA will deliver locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, dairy products, even fresh meats to your home, office, or to a central pick-up point near you, from Alabama’s family farms. (adapted from web site)
Jones Valley Urban Farm is a non-profit project in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama that promotes sustainable agriculture and alternative land-use. JVUF has developed three vacant lots into production organic farms working with the neighborhood, high school students, and volunteers. JVUF produce and flowers are sold to local restaurants and at farmers’ markets to partially support the project. (adapted from web site)
Slow Food Birmingham is the local chapter of Slow Food USA. SFU "envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair." It seeks " to catalyze a broad cultural shift away from the destructive effects of an industrial food system and fast life; toward the regenerative cultural, social and economic benefits of a sustainable food system, regional food traditions, the pleasures of the table, and a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life." (adapted from web site)
Wine
AWGGA's mission is 1) to promote the production of Alabama grapes for use in winemaking by commercial wineries and by amateur wine makers and to disseminate information; 2) to lobby with the state legislature in order to sustain and enhance commercial wine making opportunities in Alabama using the model winery concept as presented by the national organization Wine America; 3) and to encourage research in all aspects of Alabama commercial grapevine industry and advance the efforts of grape growing interests. (adapted from web site)
Spend the day touring Alabama wineries. Several itineraries are given, grouped by geographical regions.
"Birmingham Wine of Birmingham, Alabama is the city’s wine savvy site. Find local wine events on the Birmingham Wine Events Calendar, and buy wine event tickets with the site's shopping cart. Take a tour of the city’s private wine cellars via video. Get food and wine pairings, restaurant recipes, and cooking tips from Birmingham chefs. And find recommendations for dining at Birmingham restaurants and Birmingham restaurant reviews. All come hot off the press from Birmingham magazine and food and wine columnist Jan Walsh." (from web site)
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