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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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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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