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Our traditional flavours are at risk, act now!

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This is the second week of our Forgotten Foods Campaign. We are raising funds to save our edible biodiversity. Donate now for the chance to win a table at NOMA.

“There seems to be an ever-larger choice of foods, when in fact we are losing variety as the industrialised food system offers highly processed foods and monotonous mainstream flavours”, says Sanjay Kumar, Chef and Slow Food Cornwall Leader. Traditional foods and production techniques are lost, as they don’t fit in with the way food is produced and consumed today. As a chef he is “fascinated by the variety of flavours nature offers us”.

This diversity allows him “to be creative” in the kitchen. He thinks the loss of flavours “means we lose parts of our food heritage as well as local, regional and national culinary culture”. Fal oysters from the Cornish coast are an example of regional flavours that are at the risk of being lost, but there are many more. “This is of deep concern to me, and we all need to act together now”, says the chef.

We at Slow Food UK are acting now. Following our motto ‘Eat it or lose it’, we started the Forgotten Foods programme to preserve our traditional flavours by putting them back on the plates. In order to save many more heritage foods and flavours, we are running a campaign to raise funds for this programme. We would like to ask you to make a special contribution and donate today!

As a thank you for your help, if you are not already a member you will get a free six-months membership of Slow Food UK upon a suggested minimum donation of £5. You will also be included in a prize draw to win a table for two at NOMA, Copenhagen, where René Redzepi champions local artisan food, accompanied by a food tour around the city by renowned writer and Slow Food Copenhagen leader Katrine Klinken.

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