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SF Aylsham – recipe book

SF Aylsham - recipe book

Members of Slow Food Aylsham finally launched their second recipe book this month (Oct) – in time for their now-cancelled 15th anniversary celebrations.Called Canny Cooking, the 24-page, fully illustrated handbook, is aimed at the growing numbers of Food Bank users so all recipes are based on the contents of a typical food bank parcel – mainly […]

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Practical ways we can avoid eating low welfare meat

Yesterday, Parliament overturned the Lords amendments which would have put safeguards on our food supply.

Sadly, it was always going to be and we take no pleasure at all in saying this path we are now on is exactly what was going to happen, and have been saying so for several years.

Whilst some ministers tell us […]

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Could eating meat save the planet?

Could eating meat save the planet?

Could eating meat save the planet?

Dr Sally Bell, a medical doctor specialising in lifestyle medicine, explores how ethical meat consumption can help improve environmental, welfare and health standards across the board.

I have been talking about our broken food system over the past few weeks. Industrialised farming is having a devastating effect on our planet […]

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Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

Eating Local: Celebrating Northern Irish products

In this series, Slow Food in the UK meets different growers, producers and small business owners looking to find innovative and sustainable ways of improving the food supply chain. This week, we meet Belfast-based couple Lydia Hodgins and Justin Thompson, founders of LocalBox, a food delivery service encouraging members to […]

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Growing a Slow Food Family

Growing a Slow Food Family

Growing a Slow Food Family

When talking to your children about sustainable food and the environment, where does a parent or carer start? The answer can be found closer to home than you think, says Jess Carter, co-founder of GrowBox. Together with Bethia Stevenson-Paul, the small business seeks to instill in children a respect and appreciation […]

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The future of luxury conscious travel

The future of luxury conscious travel

When the novel Coronavirus overturned our lifestyles, prompted full-scale lockdown in some countries and month-long bans on non-essential travel, we witnessed the result of our inactivity on planet Earth for the first time. Now, travel restrictions are beginning to ease. With the introduction of travel corridors between England and over 50 different countries and territories, […]

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Thyme at Southrop

Thyme at Southrop

Several weeks ago I booked the only available table at the Ox Barn, the latest restaurant to open at the privately owned Thyme, Southrop.  Ox Barn was launched about two years ago with Charlie Hibbert as Head Chef.  It is very much a family business with his mother, Caryn, as founder and Creative Director on the entire […]

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Government’s obesity strategy likely to be thin on impact

The Government has launched its Obesity Strategy, and its aims are laudable.

We are the fattest man, woman and child in Europe. Almost two-thirds of us are overweight or obese, and the number of children in Year 6 throughout the UK who are overweight or obese climbs ever higher with every year.

We live in an obesogenic […]

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Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Ursula Hudson 1958-2020

Our friend and colleague Ursula Hudson passed away last weekend after a long fight with illness.

In more recent years she was both on the International Executive Committee of Slow Food, and President of Slow Food Germany. Many in the UK will know her from her involvement in Slow Food Sussex and on the board of […]

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Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

Brexit, lies and chlorinated chicken

The
end of June marked the moment when the British government moved Britain’s
farmers even closer to the cliff edge that is Brexit. By rejecting to ask the
EU for an extension of the transition period, leaving the EU without any trade
agreement has become far more likely – and that spells disaster for the
livelihood of many British farmers, […]

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