Slow Food Week 2015

Slow Food Week 2015

This year’s Slow Food Week - now in its 5th edition - has been announced to take place from Sunday 1st to Monday 7th June. If you wish to organise a "Slow" event or activity around Slow Food Week please do get in touch by the 1st May 2015!
Celebrity chefs to cook up Slow Food Feast

Celebrity chefs to cook up Slow Food Feast

We’re thrilled to have four of the UK’s most exciting chefs cooking up a Slow Food feast to celebrate Food Connections. For the Slow Food Ark of Taste Banquet, Tom Hunt, Giorgio Locatelli, Thomasina Miers and Paula McIntyre will create a special menu using ingredients sourced from the Ark of Taste, a global list of heritage foods at risk of extinction.
Blaisdon Red Plum

Blaisdon Red Plum

Welcome the newest addition to the Ark of Taste: the Blaisdon Red Plum, a traditional English jam variety that also eats very well when ripe. As the area of land maintained as traditional orchards has plummeted since 1950s, it is absolutely vital to protect and celebrate this severely threatened part of our heritage; traditional orchards are carefully managed to provide a haven for wildlife and of course produce some of Britain's best fruit.
Less is more

Less is more

Maybe we should stop asking why real food is expensive and start asking why processed food is so cheap. What are the consequences for ever cheaper meat?

Pacta sunt servanda - Agreements must be kept -

Pacta sunt servanda – Agreements must be kept -

Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective.

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Slow Food UK
April 2, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Slow Food UK shared Disco Soupe's photo.

Enjoy plenty of in season vegetables and fruit during April!

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Disco Soupe

#CHAUDDEVANT

Il est tout beau, il est tout chaud, le calendrier des fruits et légumes d'avril !

Merci Claire-Sophie ↀωↀ !

Slow Food UK
March 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Soil Association said feedback from retailers indicated that shoppers were becoming more health conscious and – following the horsemeat scandal – were seeking guarantees about food quality and ethical sourcing.

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Organic UK food sales defy market downturn to rise 4% in 2014

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Shoppers spent an extra £1.4m a week on organic products despite an overall drop in food prices and spending, according to Soil Association report

Slow Food UK
March 9, 2015 at 11:31 am

Monday, a fresh start of the week. Or not?

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The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

independent.co.uk

More than a month ago, I bought a chocolate chip muffin from one of those would-be Italian chain coffee bars. In its homespun-looking paper wrapper, the muffin looked as though it had just come from the baker's oven. It bore no ingredients list – that's perfectly legal for food sold loose – but havi…

Slow Food UK
March 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Last week Carlo Petrini visited our members up in Scotland: "Slow Food Scotland must find a way to use its own history, be proud of the heritage of biodiversity that Scotland enjoys, and promote it across the country."

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Discovering the Diversity of Scottish Food | Food For Thought | Slow Food International - Good,...

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Slow Food UK
March 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

Our friends at Borough Market have just posted a wonderful article on our #SlowMeat campaign:

"Everyone from the UN to Slow Food is lobbying for a new approach to food production. In a bid to address the problem, Slow Food UK has just launched its Slow Meat campaign. It aims to encourage us to eat less, but better quality meat from slow-growing, traditional breeds, such as the sweet-fleshed blackfaced hill sheep at Ginger Pig and the luscious textured British lop pigs at Northfield Farm."

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Stories - Borough Market

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Regular columnist Sybil Kapoor explains the virtues of Slow Food’s Slow Meat campaign

Slow Food UK
March 3, 2015 at 3:19 pm

We know food has such an impact on our health, then why do we not care about the food we serve to those on their way to recovery?

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Hospital food is a recipe for disaster | Prue Leith

theguardian.com

The new guidelines are pathetic. Patients deserve so much better than plastic containers filled with sweaty cheese, dabs of marge and unidentifiable grey mush

Slow Food UK
February 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

What your food label really means?
My growing preoccupation was instead just how little we really know about the food that sits on our supermarket shelves, in boxes, cartons and bottles – food that has had something done to it to make it more convenient and ready to eat.

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Inside the food industry: the surprising truth about what you eat

theguardian.com

Think you eat only healthy, unprocessed foods? Think again. Joanna Blythman went undercover and discovered that even your fruit salad is not what it seems

Slow Food UK
February 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

We are all very excited to have Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food International, visit Scotland this week. Slow Food Scotland will be hosting several lectures, events and activities for the upcoming 5 days.

Welcome Carlin!

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Carlo Petrini to visit Slow Food Scotland - Slow Food Uk

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Slow Food Scotland is delighted to be hosting a visit from the father of the Slow Food, recognised as one of the most important figures in world food and the defence of biodiversity. Named by Time Magazine as a European ‘Hero of Our Time’, a ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UN and the only Italian [..…

Slow Food UK
February 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Our brothers and sisters from Slow Food USA have co-signed this open letter from the US, warning us in the UK and the EU for the dangers if and when our governments adopt similar GM policies as the US...

"We, the undersigned, are sharing our experience and what we have learned with you so that you don’t make our mistakes. We strongly urge you to resist the approval of genetically modified crops, to refuse to plant those crops that have been approved, to reject the import and/or sale of GM-containing animal feeds and foods intended for human consumption, and to speak out against the corporate influence over politics, regulation and science."

Go to the website to email your MP and voice your concern! #GMFreeME

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The Letter From America

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Living with GMOs – A Letter from America

Slow Food UK
February 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Consumers are unaware of the contribution their diets can make to climate change: 54% said their unwilling to change their meat consumption and 62% were unwilling to change their dairy consumption. The rest of the world cannot afford to converge around such levels of excess...

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Western diet is ‘incompatible’ with targets to avoid climate disaster

foodnavigator.com

Too little is being done to limit global meat and dairy consumption in light of its impact on climate change, says UK think tank Chatham House.