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Photos: A Fast Look at Slow Food Nations Weekend

A Big Eat attendee enjoys some Denver slow food.
A Big Eat attendee enjoys some Denver slow food. Danielle Lirette
Slow Food Nations kicked off on July 13 with a Slow Food USA delegate reception at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, where Mayor Michael Hancock welcomed representatives from dozens of U.S. cities and Snooze founder Adam Schlegel, the unofficial mayor of Denver brunch, ushered in a night of hospitality and great food at the Big Eat, just outside in the Galleria. From there, the Slow Food movement flooded the city with a series of outdoor markets and festivals as well as numerous lectures, demonstrations, chef dinners and tastings. Award-winning chefs popped up at various lunches and dinners when they weren't speaking about sustainability, culinary traditions and American food culture.

Here's a tasty sampling of photos from the weekend; for more, see our slideshows for the Big Eat, the Taste Marketplace and the Colorado Made Block Party.

click to enlarge Good food on offer at the Big Eat. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Good food on offer at the Big Eat.
Danielle Lirette
click to enlarge The produce section at the Big Eat. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
The produce section at the Big Eat.
Danielle Lirette
click to enlarge Ryan Negley of Deerhammer Distilling Co. pouring a cocktail at the Colorado Made Block Party. - LINNEA COVINGTON
Ryan Negley of Deerhammer Distilling Co. pouring a cocktail at the Colorado Made Block Party.
Linnea Covington
click to enlarge Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria serves traditional Neapolitan pizza at the Big Eat. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria serves traditional Neapolitan pizza at the Big Eat.
Danielle Lirette
click to enlarge Denver-made cured meats at the Big Eat. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Denver-made cured meats at the Big Eat.
Danielle Lirette
click to enlarge Pita from visiting chef Alon Shaya at Comal. - MARK ANTONATION
Pita from visiting chef Alon Shaya at Comal.
Mark Antonation
click to enlarge The samples were plentiful at the Taste Marketplace. - JACQUELINE COLLINS
The samples were plentiful at the Taste Marketplace.
Jacqueline Collins
click to enlarge Hop on the Slow Food movement. - DANIELLE LIRETTE
Hop on the Slow Food movement.
Danielle Lirette
click to enlarge Colorado cheese at the Taste Marketplace. - JACQUELINE COLLINS
Colorado cheese at the Taste Marketplace.
Jacqueline Collins
click to enlarge One of the many Slow Food Nations snails. - LINNEA COVINGTON
One of the many Slow Food Nations snails.
Linnea Covington

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