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Cheesy like Sunday Morning… and Monday, and Tuesday….

Ask the man-in-the-street to name a British cheese, and they’d probably come up with four or five: Cheddar, Stilton, Red Leicester and Wensleydale – thanks Gromit! Four cheeses, maybe five or six…..
The same is true at the major supermarkets – sure you get more choice of manufacturers, but if you look for British cheese, you […]

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Memories of Holiday Dishes – Suitcase not Necessary

It’s the holiday meals that stick in the mind, if you’re anything like me. Eating a huge bowl of Irish haddock chowder, steaming and smoky, in County Cork. A plate of linguine vongole in Venice that remains one of my happiest meals, both for the clams, and for the respite from the constant and malevolent […]

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Slow Fish 2017

Slow Fish 2017

Genoa – Italy just hosted an event during which Slow Food campaigned for more sustainable fishing solutions, celebrated traditional Seafood recipes and supported small-scale fishing methods and their communities. (http://slowfish.slowfood.it/en/)
Almost 90% of world fish stock over exploited, climate change and water pollution are some of the reasons to increase awareness of the issues […]

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World Disco Soup Day – London

World Disco Soup Day - London

Notoriously chilly weather and cloudy skies couldn’t keep a disco soup from happening in London this year. Disco Soup events aren’t new to the UK, but this year, James Turner of Feedback Global, alongside other volunteers worked to put on an especially unique event held at The Castle Climbing Centre. It was filled with 9 […]

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Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

They say loves conquers all and in Sri Lanka: The Cookbook, husband and wife duo Prakesh Sivanathan & Niranjala Ellawala’s love for their homeland cuisine shines.
With dreamy photography which perfectly captures the essence of Sri Lanka, this book captures the island’s history and heritage – from classic curries to Tamil broths and sambols you will […]

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Food philanthropists urgently needed to help build sustainable food systems

Food philanthropists urgently needed to help build sustainable food systems

The drive for profits and efficiencies in the global food supply chain means ‘food fraud’ is taking place on a daily basis and workers are being exploited. Whether it’s Indian farmers using artificial colours to dye their market vegetables or prawn boat workers in the Far East being held captive as slaves, there is a […]

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The Ecological Land Co-operative is looking for investors

The Ecological Land Co-operative access land for ecological agricultural. They are looking for investors to back the growth of new smallholdings protected for ecological agriculture, for affordability, and for sustainability.
Food is at the heart of all human affairs. It shapes our land, our health and our culture. It is central to our lives.
Small, mixed […]

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Mountain Berries & Desert Spice

Mountain Berries & Desert Spice

Following on from the acclaimed Pakistani cookbook, Summers under the Tamarind Tree, Slow Food Glasgow member, Sumayya Usmani follows up with her countries incredible range of desserts and sweet treats.
From delectable pistachio ice-cream (which we have been making all day on the sunny Spring Tuesday) to sticky Halva and Jalebis (Fermented doughnuts in a tumeric […]

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The Slow Lane

The Slow Lane: First blog post from Stephanie Castelain

From when did things start to accelerate at an incredible speed? When did we start becoming that impatient? When everything has to be instant, where delivery of something we have order has to be done by drone so it is with us within the day? When did we start considering cooking a waste of time […]

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Thinking about meat

Lynne Etheridge writes her first blog on her quest to eat ethically and healthily

I’m not one for diets or faddy eating but I must admit to having a few healthy eating cookbooks in my collection, and I was really excited when my husband came home with a copy of the latest bestseller.  Now, normally when I get a new cookbook I’ll settle down on the sofa with a […]

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