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Wild maraschino cherries

Wild maraschino cherries

Since the beginning of my involvement with the slow food movement I have been reconnecting with the edible landscape around me and am consistently being amazed by the sheer abundance of nature. My favourite discovery of this summer has to be the wild cherry, a smaller and tarter relation of the popular cultivated variety. When […]

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The Importance of Women in Urban Agriculture

Think about your favorite homemade recipe. Perhaps it’s that savory stuffing that your mother recreates without fail every Christmas. Or, it’s the birthday cake that your mother tries to recreate, but which your grandma does best. My personal food memories from my childhood and home are extensive, but they all have one thing in common: […]

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Infuse and Enthuse

Infuse and Enthuse

I like to think of myself as a food explorer, think Indiana Jones of the edible world but with no fedora and a lot more carrots. When I’m not busy picking, preserving and purchasing kilner I can be found searching Google for my next edible project.
I am a firm believer that when it comes to […]

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Everyday Slow – a Dispatch from Central Italy

Everyday Slow – a Dispatch from Central Italy

It’s no accident that the Slow Food movement originated in Italy, where the concepts of good, clean and fair are engrained in the nation’s culinary traditions. However, the country has not been immune to shifting consumer trends, most notably, perhaps, the rise of larger-scale one-stop retailing. This article describes how traditional food practices have been […]

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Taking a slow break with Chef David Alexander

Taking a slow break with Chef David Alexander

Vivian Maeda – Slow Food Scotland – Chef Alliance Coordinator stops by at Glenapp Castle and enjoys a Slow coffee break with Chef David Alexander.
Q: Chef David, tell me, you have worked in this industry for many years, what are the food trends for Scotland?
A: Possibly not trends but Provenance and Seasonality are both […]

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LET’S ALL HAVE A SLOW FOOD SUMMER

LET’S ALL HAVE A SLOW FOOD SUMMER ‘there are lots of fantastic reasons to buy seasonal and local, the two that stand out for me are freshness and flavour’

This morning, the market square is bustling, full of people, market stalls, fresh-flowery smells and there’s the local jazz band nestled in the shady area by the pub. The ‘fish man’ has a long queue of punters eager to buy his delicious fresh Cromer Crab, (we particularly love his mackerel pate, homemade by his mum).
With […]

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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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