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It is foraging time!

It is foraging time!

Foraging is a great way to apply Slow Food principles of reconnecting with food. This time I asked Chef Alliance member Alison Hendersonto share a recipe using magnolia petals.
P I C K L E D    M A G N O L I A   P E T A L S
Magnolias originated in China and […]

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World Disco Soup Day Events 2018

Just a few of the World Disco Soup Day Events 2018
Birmingham
When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday April 27, 2018
What: Film screening and disco soup
Where: The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen, Custard Factory, Gibb St, Birmingham B9 4AA
What to bring: Plates and cutlery. Knives, chopping boards, aprons and graters are provided.
Tickets: Free registration through ...

The Joy of Simple Cooking from Scratch

The Joy of Simple Cooking from Scratch

There is a joy to be had in making something simple from scratch. I mean easy to achieve with minimal skill. Setting aside the time to admire the alchemy of cooking can be mindful, educational and ultimately incredibly flavoursome.
 
Take yoghurt. My mother had a fancy machine for making her own set yoghurt in the […]

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World Disco Soup Day

World Disco Soup Day From Uganda to Japan, Brazil to the Netherlands, this April 28 the global Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) invites you to join forces with the rest of the world to feed bellies, not bins on World Disco Soup Day.

Last year SFYN international coordinators came together to organise and promote more than 100 Disco Soups, in over 40 countries. Saving over 5,000 kg of food and serving 25,000 meals, and featuring in various international media.
In 2018 SFYN leaders are encouraging everyone to take part in making a statement against the atrocious levels of food […]

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THE GREAT BUTTERY BAKE OFF

THE GREAT BUTTERY BAKE OFF

Local food group Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire are organising the first World Buttery Championship, to be held on the 16th of June at NESCOL’s Aberdeen City Campus. The competition will pit baker against baker in order to crown the best buttery in the world.
Amateurs and professionals alike will join together in celebration of the humble […]

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False Accounting – PAN, the Pesticide Action Network digs deep into how much pesticides are really being used in the UK

On Wednesday before Easter, just when you were starting to think about spring and fresh vegetables while considering what to cook for lunch on Easter Sunday, PAN, the Pesticide Action Network published a study[1] on pesticide use in Britain: ‘UK citizens are being misinformed by pro-pesticide lobby groups who are using flawed data to suggest […]

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Pig Tales and Antibiotics

Pig Tales and Antibiotics

The headlines are scary: MRSA, the antibiotic resistant ‘super bugs’, can be found in more and more hospitals, the WHO is raising the alarm over antibiotics of last resort which may stop working at any time. A lot of blame for this state of affairs is directed at agriculture: 70% of all antibiotics are used […]

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You are what you eat!

You are what you eat!

Now, more than ever, there is a need to get back to basics and consider the quality of our food. What we eat is more than a means to an end. It is an integral part of our wellbeing and as such deserves to be a voyage of discovery, sourcing the best possible sustainable ingredients and […]

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Elegant, Sparkling and Hangover-Free German Chef Gives Rare Meadow Fruit and a Traditional Farming System a New Lease of Life.

Elegant, Sparkling and Hangover-Free German Chef Gives Rare Meadow Fruit and a Traditional Farming System a New Lease of Life.

Swabia is a region in southwestern Germany. It’s ‘capital’ Stuttgart is best known for companies like Bosch, Porsche and Mercedes. Swabians are known for their thriftiness, ingenuity and a certain idiosyncrasy which includes keeping shtum about how good their food is.
With the exception of a small area directly to the south of Stuttgart most agricultural […]

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The Art of Cooking

The Art of Cooking

I love seeing people enjoy themselves while eating something wholesome. There’s something to be said about people coming together for a meal. One of the goals of my business is to empower communities and individuals to eat together and cook from scratch. I love seeing people share their stories and experiencing the love that goes […]

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