Coffee Quiz

Coffee Quiz

Celebrate UK Coffee Week (7th – 13th April) with our Coffee Quiz, learn more about coffee and enter our prize draw to win a Lavazza A Modo Mio machine!

Women in Food Culinary Salon May 2014

Women in Food Culinary Salon May 2014

Slow Food UK proudly collaborates with our supporter Divertimenti on this year’s Culinary Salon themed Women in Food.

Bristol Food Connections May 2014

Bristol Food Connections May 2014

As part of the city-wide festival ‘Bristol Food Connections‘, Slow Food UK and Slow Food International will jointly host a ‘Forgotten Foods Producer Market’ and an ‘Interactive Pizza Baking and Tasting Area’ from Saturday, 3rd of May -Monday, 5th of May.
Slow Food Week 2014 - Bookings now open

Slow Food Week 2014 – Bookings now open

Taking place from the 1st- 8th June, Slow Food Week 2014 will see the introduction of 7 new Forgotten Foods that have been personally nominated by Chef Alliance members. Celebrations and fund-raisers will be taking place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Call for Forgotten Food nominations!

Call for Forgotten Food nominations!

Please help us save these foods from the risk of extinction - nominate a Forgotten Food now and win delicious recipes from our Chef Alliance chefs.

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Slow Food UK
April 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Who wouldn't want to know where their food comes from?

Traceability is one of the key issues in the future, and has become a major concern for a growing number of consumers - especially after the horse meat scandal last year. It's also the best way to make sure that small-scale producers and retailers will survive, because their consumers trust their transparency on the quality and origin of their products.

Well good news, did you know your smartphone can now help you with that? Fish, Cheese, Wine and Meat were all put to the test.

Read more here

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/consumers-track-products-smartphone

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How consumers can track products at the touch of a smartphone button

http://www.theguardian.com

Producers and suppliers trace and count every item they distribute. It's time to share that information with everyone, writes Mira Trebar

Slow Food UK
April 15, 2014 at 12:04 pm

With such a lovely weather, we're sure your desire to garden is coming back, and it should! There's nothing better and more rewarding than a home-grown tomatoe...

Problem is, you live in flat, and have no green space...or so you think! Here are 5 great veg and herbs that you can grow completely inside.

Are there any others you can think of?

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5 Herbs and Veggies that Love Growing Indoors - Goodnet

http://www.goodnet.org

The green thumb guide for every gardener

Slow Food UK
April 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Good Monday everyone!

Time to share some excited news to get started for the week: in less than 3 weeks, we'll be hosting a Forgotten Foods producers market, and participate in the Eat-In at Bristol Food Connections festival! This is already looking like it's gonna be the food event of the year, and we've got lots of surprise workshops and talks lined up for you...

Be there or be square!

Programme and details, this way http://www.slowfood.org.uk/all-events/bristol-food-connections-2014-2/

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Eat-In! Bristol - Sustainable Food Trust

sustainablefoodtrust.org

Championing good food in public spaces through the spontaneous act of sharing a meal, an Eat-In brings people together to celebrate good and fair food

Slow Food UK
April 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

What are your contributions to reducing food waste in your household on a daily basis?

Food waste is a very personal and individual issue: it's up to us to make sure we don't throw away the food we buy. But we're not the only one responsible.

Reducing food waste is ultimately about behaviour change- and retailers have a big responsability when it comes to that. Time to stop those "2 for 1" discount offers?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/supermarkets-urged-to-scrap-buyonegetonefree-as-shoppers-waste-222m-tons-of-food-a-year-9241174.html

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Supermarkets urged to scrap buy-one-get-one-free as shoppers waste 222m tons of food a year

http://www.independent.co.uk

Supermarkets and food retailers are today accused of failing to take responsibility for the UK's food-waste crisis, contributing to 15 million tons of produce being thrown away unnecessarily every year.

Slow Food UK
April 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Spotted this morning, and we love it!!

Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves created a series of food maps inspired by their common passion for travelling, and the belief that food unites, seperates, and speaks of the complexity of cultures around the world.

The maps they put together are beautiful- but not only. They embody deeply rooted representations of food throughout the world. Sometimes a bit cliche, but always revealing.

http://www.hargreavesandlevin.com/1irlswijk3f9o1lobplm26ne7hvhs2

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Food Maps

http://www.hargreavesandlevin.com

Slow Food UK
April 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

finally here to stay? We think so...which means it's time for some joyful spring veg recipes! Sprouting broccolis and asparagus are among our favourite.

What are yours? Please share the best of your spring repertoire in the comments!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/04/broccoli-asparagus-spring-vegetable-recipes

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Full of the joys: Mary-Ellen McTague's spring vegetable recipes

http://www.theguardian.com

The end of winter is a time for every cook to put spring in their step – and, above all, that means fresh green veg, the more, the better

Slow Food UK
April 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation recently released a paper comparing the food losses and food waste in different food systems accross the world.

The paper advises that "if food losses and waste could be halved, the required increase for available food to feed the ever-growing world population by 2050 would only need to be of 25%- and not 60% as is currently projected". Albeit very informative, and great news, the article is yet another example that stresses the emergency of the situation.

Food systems must be rationalised but we can also help reduce food waste, on a day-to-day basis, if only we paid more attention!

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FAO officials condemn unnecessary loss and waste of good food

http://www.foodnavigator.com

Private and public sectors actions must take ‘coordinated and forceful’ actions to help to reduce supply chain waste and change consumer behaviours, say FAO officials.

Slow Food UK
April 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm

We'll never have enough of fresh fruits and veg...And it's a good thing since it looks like daily recommendation have gone up from 5-a-day to 7-a-day!

But really, who needs a UCL study to be convinced of that? Veg will compliment any ordinary dish you prepare, and there are endless possibilities for combining them and exploring new flavour matches!

And if you're a bit confused or lack inspiration, here are some tips on how to make the best out of your 7-a-day!

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/apr/03/seven-simple-ways-seven-a-day-fruit-and-vegetables

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Seven simple ways to get your seven-a-day

http://www.theguardian.com

Rosie Sykes: From melted onions to ripe tomato dressings and kale in your pesto, here are some great tips to painlessly up your fruit and veg intake

Slow Food UK
April 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Are you aware of our Slow Food Kids programme?

We believe that kids' education to good, clean and fair food is crucial for their future and ours, and that's why we are so excited to be regularly running events where our little buddies have the occasion to make all sorts of food experiments while learning about good food and having fun!

Our next event for Kids will be at Loch Fyne this weekend, on 5th and 6th of April, so why don't you check it out if you live nearby? It's a great occasion for a family get-together!

http://www.lochfyne.com/event_posts/slow-food-kids-taste-adventure/

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Slow Food Kids Taste Adventure - Loch Fyne

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Slow Food Kids Taste Adventure05 Apr 2014 - 06 Apr 2014The Slow Food Kids Taste Adventure is an exciting and interactive activity which brings the senses to life. The event will encourage children to think about food and enable them to make new taste discoveries.http://www.slowfood.org.uk/projects/s...