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Slow Food London aims to raise £2500 in crowd Funding

Slow Food London has been raising money for ten community gardens using crowd funding.
With three weeks to go before Slow Food Week, can you help them raise the last £800?

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Season’s Eatings from Slow Food UK

Season's Eatings from Slow Food UK Bored of brussels sprouts? Can't stand cranberry sauce? Tired of turkey?

This year why not try our Slow Food UK alternative Christmas Dinner – a selection of fantastic recipes provided by members of our Chef Alliance programme, utilising some of our great UK Ark of Taste products.
Celebrate the best of British edible biodiversity by supporting our small-scale, artisan producers through cooking and enjoying their wonderful produce.
Click the links below to […]

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Ark of Taste Product of the Month – December – Westmorland Pepper Cake

Ark of Taste Product of the Month - December - Westmorland Pepper Cake A peppery delight to perk up those chilly winter nights

Stir-up Sunday has been and gone; your pudding is steamed and its flavours left to intensify, the mincemeat is jarred and your cake sits golden and merry (very merry by Christmas Day after being fed with booze for a month!).
But wait! What if you missed stir-up Sunday, there’s only a fortnight until the big day, is Christmas […]

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The Great Christmas Pudding Challenge

The Great Christmas Pudding Challenge

The leaves have turned from vibrant green to golden brown and fallen, lying curled on the cold earth in a speckled sheet of rich auburn. The days shorten and a chilly wind blows that reddens exposed cheeks and noses as the weather closes in. Our thoughts turn to rib-sticking comfort food: hearty stews and roasts, warming soups and […]

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Ark of Taste Product of the Month – November – Badger Face Welsh Mountain Lamb

Ark of Taste Product of the Month - November - Badger Face Welsh Mountain Lamb British lamb - 'use it or lose it'?

Consumers are being failed by supermarkets who favour imported New Zealand lamb to the detriment of UK farmers.
The natural peaks and troughs that define seasonal produce are being eroded by new farming techniques. As a result, New Zealand lamb is available all year round, including during the peak of the British season.
UK farmers export […]

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One in ten thousand – an Ebola story.

One in ten thousand - an Ebola story. Slow Food is working to save Africa's extraordinary biodiversity, to raise the profile of traditional knowledge and food culture and to promote small-scale, family farming. And the 10,000 food gardens is the international project for making this dream a reality. Please support us, donate now

Members and supporters of our Slow Food Edinburgh group, who contributed to the 10,000 Gardens in Africa project, have been anxiously awaiting news of ‘their’ garden at Walay-Mamudu in western Sierra Leone since the Ebola epidemic hit that country earlier this year.
On the 8th October, we finally heard from Patrick Mansaray, Slow Food coordinator in Sierra Leone:
“Ebola […]

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New Seasonal Calendar

New Seasonal Calendar When best to enjoy fantastic British produce

The Ark of Taste programme travels the world collecting small-scale quality produce threatened by industrial agriculture, environmental degradation and homogenisation, to preserve the edible biodiversity of our planet. In the UK we search for British forgotten foods, to raise awareness and protect our food heritage, so that they may be rediscovered and returned to the market.
Why not sample  ...

Ark of Taste Product of the Month – Kentish Cobnuts

Ark of Taste Product of the Month - Kentish Cobnuts Kentish Cobnut growers expect record harvest

Kentish Cobnuts are a wonderful product that deserves to be enjoyed, and best of all, they are in season now! The taste is superb, and Slow Food UK are proud to champion this forgotten food and the producers, such as Potash Farm and read more

Interview with Charcutier Ltd, Slow Food supporter and producer of Pedigree Welsh Pigs

Interview with Charcutier Ltd, Slow Food supporter and producer of Pedigree Welsh Pigs

Hailing from a family which has been farming in the Gwendraeth Valley in Carmarthenshire for centuries, for Illtud returning to farming was a natural step. He has fond childhood memories of foraging for nuts and mushrooms, hunting for rabbits with his grandfather at the weekend, and returning to his family home in Cardiff each week […]

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Interview with Chef Alliance member Darina Allen|The Ballymaloe Cookery School

Interview with Chef Alliance member Darina Allen|The Ballymaloe Cookery School

Darina Allen is one of Ireland’s most famous cook and a best-selling author. A tireless ambassador for Irish food both at home and abroad, Darina is also a passionate and committed teacher.
The Ballymaloe Cookery School was established in 1983, operates all year round and attracts students from all over the world. The school’s culinary philosophy […]

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