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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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Blog: Cooking upside down

Blog: Cooking upside down Blogger Claire Coggan writes about her journey with food

The other day I realised I cook upside down. Not in a sense of starting at the end of a recipe and working backwards, or standing on my head whilst I cook. What I mean is, about five years ago, when I was deciding what to have for dinner and wandering around a bleak supermarket, […]

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Want to blog for us?

Want to blog for us?

Calling all budding writers!

Part of our change in movement is about grassroots empowerment – the general Slow Food pages reflect our on-going policies and campaigns, and we want the blog to be a snapshot of our members activities and interests.

You could blog about something you do in your professional life, or a private passion. We will take one off […]

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Sugar: The Good, The Bad & The Delicious

Chef Alliance member, Kenneth Culhane,  has long put into practice its strong views on the use of sugar, all the more timely now with the widening debate on sugar as the ‘villain of the piece’, and the lobby for a tax on sugar and sugary drinks.
The Dysart Petersham where Culhane is Head Chef […]

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SFYN: We Feed The Planet

SFYN: We Feed The Planet

Thousands of young farmers, fisherman and fisherwomen, bakers, chefs, shepherds and sheperdesses from 130 countries all convened in Milan earlier this month under the rallying cry of ‘We Feed the Planet’. We shared stories, ideas and perspectives for three days in a large warehouse space in the Navigli district – continually taking on and off […]

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