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COP26: put food on the stage

COP26: put food on the stage

Slow Food Climate Action starts on June 26th with a 24h online conference  to tell the world that the food system must be at the centre of the debate.

Slow Food HQ – June 10th – The climate crisis is in the news. Its devastating effects are now regarded as an emergency to which responses can no longer […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Gooseberries

Slow Garden Chronicle:  Gooseberries

Gooseberries are an excellent fruit to grow because they help fill a gap in the fruiting year.   By May we are no longer quite as excited by rhubarb, the apples are getting floury and we’ve eaten a freezer full of frozen berries.  In a warm year our gooseberries usually come along at the very end […]

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The Slowfix: Chicken Stock

The Slowfix: Chicken Stock

A long time ago I worked out that it is cheaper to buy a whole chicken and joint it oneself than it is to buy chicken pieces. 

The breasts, jointed legs and wings all go into the freezer for future dinners, leaving us with a raw chicken carcass and some wing tips.  And of course there’s […]

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The beauty of eating the seasons

The beauty of eating the seasons

Whenever I go to the supermarket, I am always surprised to see that the fruit and vegetable section looks almost the same in July and in February. Supermarkets maintain us in some kind of utopian season in which everything is available all the time. It is as if they were trying to accomplish the great […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Asparagus

Slow Garden Chronicle: Asparagus

One has to be patient when growing asparagus; it’s a true slow food.  

Having grown up in a remote mediterranean climate, we have always regarded asparagus as the ultimate luxury food.  We were determined to grow it as soon as we had the space.  

In early spring 2017 we planted eight asparagus crowns.  A few thin shoots […]

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The Slowfix: Tomato Reduction

The Slowfix: Tomato Reduction

I detest supermarket pasta sauces – to me they taste artificial.  I don’t like passata either, which is too sweet.  If needs must, I’d rather make a quick sauce from a can of chopped tomatoes, heated together with some fried garlic and perhaps some thyme or oregano.  

Usually, however, we use our own tomato reduction because […]

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Hard times to come: After Brexit, the future of small, family farms hang in the balance

Hard times to come: After Brexit, the future of small, family farms hang in the balance

A lush pasture, sheep grazing or resting in the shade of a tree or hedge, rambunctious lambs playing – it’s the pastural idyll so many of us believe the English countryside to be. Broughton Grounds Farm near Banbury certainly fits the image: The traditional farmhouse and farm buildings are part of Lord Saye and Sele’s […]

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Patient mums, escape artists & a youth gang: it’s lambing season!

Patient mums, escape artists & a youth gang: it’s lambing season!

Long rays of spring sunlight filter into one of the barns turned lambing shed at Broughton Grounds Farm, a tenanted mixed-farm on the Broughton Castle estate near Banbury. Several dozen ewes are bedded on a thick layer of straw or stand at the hayrack chomping and munching. The occasional soft rustling of straw adds to […]

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Why ‘Funny Honey’ is no joke for the future of food and farming.

Why ‘Funny Honey’ is no joke for the future of food and farming.

Professional Honey Sommelier and co-founder of sustainable beekeeping practice Bermondsey Street Bees, Sarah Wyndham Lewis questions why food professionals and shoppers committed to food authenticity are still buying processed, blended honey. The ironically-named ‘funny honey’ routinely sold by all supermarkets and catering suppliers stems from a corrupted global trade that destroys beekeepers’ livings and increasingly […]

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Slow Garden Chronicle: Brassicas

Slow Garden Chronicle: Brassicas

For me, the ideal vegetables are ones that take very little work, a moderate amount of water and, most importantly, have a long harvest.   I didn’t think brassicas would qualify, at first. 

Before establishing our big vegetable garden I was put off by the talk of wood pigeons, cabbage butterflies and the fact that one has […]

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