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Traceability; a different perspective

Traceability; a different perspective Tracing the problems faced by British rare breed producers

What’s the real issue behind the Horsemeat scandal?
The ‘Horsemeat Scandal’ revealed a fundamental breakdown in the meat supply chain and a complete disconnection between us, the public, and the food that we eat.
100% traceability is a crucial requirement for protecting our edible biodiversity, an issue particularly relevant to the sheep and cattle industries. Traditional rare


Please welcome our new Forgotten Foods!

Please welcome our new Forgotten Foods! Thanks to the strong support of our wonderful network we can continue our crucial work on saving Britain’s edible biodiversity. Please welcome our brand new addition to our Forgotten Foods programme - Walthamstow Yellow Cress and Norfolk Grey Chicken.

Walthamstow Yellow Cress: A variety of cress native to the East End of London. This variety was discovered in the 1970s growing wildly in an East London reservoir. It has it’s origins in Northern


Discovering Forgotten Foods

Discovering Forgotten Foods Slow Food UK is working hard to raise awareness for our British Food heritage and with the help of our fantastic Chef Alliance chefs, we are forging new and building upon existing relationships with local producers.

Chefs provide a major platform for these wonderful products through their restaurants and you can take your taste buds on a discovery to try out Forgotten Foods menus throughout the UK. Eat It – Don’t Lose It. 
At Sartoria in London, you will find German-born chef Lukas Pfaff conjure up a delight of Morecambe Bay


New Slow Food On Campus group launched at UWL

New Slow Food On Campus group launched at UWL On November 25th we launched the first Slow Food On Campus event at the University of West London. Chef Alliance member Alessandro Grano performed a Cheese and Meat demonstration using a selection of Forgotten Foods products.

Last Monday 25 November, the University of West London hosted a Slow Food On Campus Forgotten Foods demonstration with Chef Alliance member Alessandro Grano from Androuet.
The event brought together Slow Food UK’s Campus, Forgotten Foods and Chef Alliance programmes while also being the launch event for the newly established UWL


Celebrate Terra Madre Day 2013

Celebrate Terra Madre Day 2013 Terra Madre Day is a worldwide celebration of local food that is held every year on 10th December. The first meeting of Terra Madre food communities was held in 2004 in Italy and brought together 5,000 producers from 130 countries.

Every year Terra Madre Day is the way that Slow Food communicates its philosophy of good, clean and fair food to the world, but also the way that Slow Food shares the important messages about local food tradition, biological diversity and taste.
This year we would like to dedicate the Terra Madre Day to the ...

Slow Food On Campus Launch at The University of West London

Slow Food On Campus Launch at The University of West London Chef Alliance Member Alessandro Grano teaches students about Forgotten Foods breeds and cheese.

Slow Food on Campus is delighted to announce this year’s University of West London launch event. On November 25, Chef Alliance member Alessandro Grano will deliver a a Forgotten Foods Demonstration to the UWL campus students on English rare breeds as well as on the versatility of cheese in different dishes.
Originally from Puglia, Alessandro’s passion for food


Slow Food UK announces its 100th Chef Alliance Member

Slow Food UK announces its 100th Chef Alliance Member

London, 7th November 2013: Only two years on from its launch, the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance is delighted to announce its 100th member, Pierre Koffmann.

The Slow Food UK Chef Alliance, sponsored by Italy’s favourite coffee Lavazza and Highland Park Whisky, is delighted to welcome its newest member, Pierre Koffmann. Pierre joins 99 other leading lights of the culinary world who have all pledged their support to actively champion and support the aims of Slow Food UK, in particular its


Don’t Forget our Forgotten Foods

Don’t Forget our Forgotten Foods

Tom Aikens’ Tom’s Kitchen restaurants and Lukas Pfaff’s Sartoria are going to be serving special menus throughout November to celebrate seven new additiona to Slow Food UK’s Forgotten Foods (International Ark of Taste) programme.

Read the entire press release here.


Just a Tuesday evening in Liverpool…

Just a Tuesday evening in Liverpool... Rather than watching the Great British Bake Off, the SF Liverpool group got together on a Tuesday evening in September for some convivial chat and to hear all about local, Liverpool Gin. A perfect Slow Food evening!

Tuesday evening and there’s a choice between watching the Great British Bake Off or the prospect of some convivial chat with the Slow Food Liverpool group, meeting at the Belvedere pub in Sugnall St, Liverpool L7.
Just off Falkner St in the heart of the Georgian Quarter, there is the lovely Belvedere pub, serving local craft


Forgotten Foods Recipe Bank

Forgotten Foods Recipe Bank Share the excitement and join us in bringing back Forgotten Foods: Eat It - Don't Lose It. We are launching a unique Forgotten Foods Recipe Bank with recipes from our Chef Alliance chefs, celebrating our amazing Forgotten Food Producers!

We are celebrating our Chef Alliance’s 100th member. To mark this milestone we have built a unique Forgotten Food Recipe Bank with over 40 delicious recipes created by our brilliant chefs. We thank all our fantastic chefs and great producers who got involved in creating these recipes. This is your chance to help us save Britain’s edible biodiversity