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Interview with Nick Francis, Forgotten Foods producer of Tamworth Pig at Paddock Farm

1-       Why did you start with Tamworth Pigs and not another breed?
Three main reasons:

Eating qualities: we did quite a lot of research before starting out with Tamworth pig and found that it’s come out top in a good many taste tests carried out over the years – the best known being a study by Bristol

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Interview with Chef Alliance member Michael Smith from The Three Chimneys

Originally from Scotland, Michael trained in London at Le Gavroche, Le Pont de la Tour, Euphorium and Blue Print Cafe with Jeremy Lee. He is now back in Scotland, head chef at The Three Chimneys since 2005, and Chef/Director there since 2011. The restaurant, located in Scotland on the Isle of Skye, is world-renowned and a

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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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Preserving the future of Raw Milk in the UK

Preserving the future of Raw Milk in the UK

On Monday 31st March, the FSA (Food Standards Agency) held a public consultation in London on the future of regulations for the sale of raw milk in the UK. It sought to clarify the already strict rules for the sale of raw milk in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Raw milk sales are and will remain

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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.

Slow Food UK proudly collaborates with our supporter Divertimenti on this year’s talk series Women in Food.
Chef Alliance members participating on the panels are
Madalene Bonvini-Hamel from the British Larder Suffolk,
Carina Contini from Centotre in Edinburgh,
Stefani Smith from River Cottage in Devon and
Sam Clarke from Moro in London.
Talks will be held at

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New structure for Slow Food UK puts emphasis firmly on grassroots action and regional empowerment

New structure for Slow Food UK puts emphasis firmly on grassroots action and regional empowerment Responding to a call for greater regional autonomy, Slow Food UK has announced a plan to re-structure the organisation; enabling the setting up of separate bodies for Slow Food Scotland, Wales, England and eventually Northern Ireland, supported by Slow Food UK’s central office.

Following a three-month consultation, in which the views of Slow Food’s members were canvassed about the best way forward for the organisation, a unanimous vote at the Annual General Meeting endorsed a road map for change that will see new regional bodies play a much more influential role in delivering programmes, campaigns and actions that

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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!

Lavazza has been an official partner of Slow Food for the past 17 years and together we celebrate UK Coffee Week. Get involved, answer the questions below correctly and have a chance to win a Lavazza Coffee Machine A Modo Mio Favola
Demonstrate you coffee knowledge and email your answers with ‘COFFEE QUIZ’

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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.

Please help us save these foods from the risk of extinction and nominate a Forgotten Food now to have the chance to win a “Crisis Cook Book” with recipes from our Chef Alliance chefs, incl. Sam & Sam, Chris Galvin, Fergus Henderson, Jeremy lee, Mark Hix, Rowley Leigh, Shaun Hill & Tom Kitchin.
Send your nomination to forgottenfoods@slowfood.org.uk

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Slow Food Week 2014 | Dates Announced

Slow Food Week 2014 | Dates Announced

 
Slow Food Week 2014 – Dates Announced
Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th of June 2014
 
With a host of fabulous foodie events all around the country and with the support of more chefs than ever before, this year’s Slow Food Week has been announced to take place from Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th June. Set to be

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Slow Food UK disappointed at Tesco’s attitude towards sustainable tuna

Slow Food UK disappointed at Tesco's attitude towards sustainable tuna

Slow Food UK was disappointed to see on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight on Sunday night, supermarkets back to their old tricks, but it came as no surprise. Tescos made bold promises about their tuna in previous Fish Fight programs, but as soon as the spot light is off,  appear to be introducing tuna back on

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