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Successful Slow Food Supper in Ayrshire!

Successful Slow Food Supper in Ayrshire!

The group’s first ‘Slow Food Supper’ was held on 7th April and it’s fair to say that it was great success. The event, held in Dunlop, was supported by members of Ayrshire Food Network and featured produce from 20 West of Scotland producers.
The food was coordinated by group member, Brenda Anderson of Tasting Scotland, and on arrival, the 45 guests enjoyed

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Local Welsh Groups teaming up to help grow Slow Food in Wales!

Local Welsh Groups teaming up to help grow Slow Food in Wales!

As for many things in life, it is often when working together that we make our message and actions stronger. And from what we can see so far, it is a lesson that our local Welsh groups have understood and learnt! The 4 groups gathered to launch Slow Food Cymru/Wales at the Royal Welsh Show

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Green back in schools with Slow Food London

Green back in schools with Slow Food London

Slow Food London has been busy as ever in its schools programs, and following on from installing sensory herb gardens in schools for autistic young people last year, is this year busily preparing the ground for the installation of community orchards into school grounds. One successful example of these programs is the sensory garden planted

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Cooking Demo at the Edinburgh’s Farmers Market

Cooking Demo at the Edinburgh’s Farmers Market

On Saturday 1rst of February, our Slow Foodies in Scotland challenged the cold weather to organize a successful cooking demo at the Farmer’s market in Edinburgh. It was Hebridian lamb on the menu, cooked to perfection by Chris Thompson from The Pantry in Stockbridge. Hebridian lamb comes from Hebridian sheep, a rare breed that is

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Cookery classes with Slow Food on Campus Exeter

Cookery classes with Slow Food on Campus Exeter

Slow Food on Campus Exeter have been holding a series of cooking classes with funding help from their Student Green Unit. One of the last Monday’s session saw them embracing the ‘Meat-Free Monday’ campaign, giving a short talk followed by a Mushroom Risotto with Root Vegetable Crisps cooking demo. With ingredients sourced from local producers, the event

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Slow Food on Campus Portsmouth is proud to present the Disco Soup!

Slow Food on Campus Portsmouth is proud to present the Disco Soup!

They’ve only just become an official society at their university and already they’ve won a competition, hosted a number of successful events and recruited over 100 members. Inspiration or what? We thought we’d share their story so far…
To kick start the new year, SFOC Portsmouth organised a Come Dine With Me event, mixing good company

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Slow Food UK and Common Agricultuiral Policy

Slow Food UK and Common Agricultuiral Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy is a system of European Union agricultural subsidies and programmes. It represents 48% of the EU's budget. Slow Food’s response to the legislative proposals for the new CAP highlights the need for more focus on sustaining small-scale farmers.

We are at a very crucial point for the future for small-scale European food producers. Proposals have been made for the reform of the CAP (Common Agricultural Policy). Unfortunately the main lobbyists are large agricultural organisations and governments that are looking to block the European Commission’s push for a greener and fairer CAP.  Slow Food

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Scotland: Another Wee Brilliant Chef Alliance Launch

Scotland: Another Wee Brilliant Chef Alliance Launch

Scotland got a great taste of what Slow Food UK represents and the passionate culinary industry that will hopefully see a large number of influential gastro-professionals eating off the same plate.

As the guests sat under sunny winter skys, filling their bellies with Tony Singh’s delights and Highland Parks single malts, Slow Food UK CEO Catherine Gazzoli, spoke passionately about the importance of the SFUK Chef Alliance project. ’The point is to encourage dynamic and opinion-forming chefs to support the use of quality seasonal

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A Collection of Recipes from Chef Alliance Chefs

Whether you're looking to impress friends and family with a new holiday dish, or if you're seeking some culinary inspiration, the chefs from Slow Food UK's Chef Alliance have some amazing recipes that are sure to please palettes this Christmas season.

Here are some recipes collected online from Chef Alliance chefs to make your meals memorable:
James Martin’s Cheese and leek double-baked soufflé with dandelion and walnut salad (from BBC Food Recipes)
Sam Harris’s Pheasant with Red Wine (from The Guardian Food and Drink)
Richard Corrigan’s Festive Ham (From

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Towards a New Common Agricultural Policy

On 12 October, 2011, the European Commission presented the legislative proposals for the revised Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2013. It is Slow Food’s view that these proposals are insufficient in promoting a more sustainable, equitable and fair CAP.
Although reformations should centre on supporting small- and medium-scale producers, the future CAP does little to change the

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