Slow Food Week 2015This 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 FeastWe’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 PlumWelcome 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
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 -
Caveat about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the UK‘s perspective.