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Please welcome our new Forgotten Foods!

Please welcome our new Forgotten Foods! Thanks to the strong support of our wonderful network we can continue our crucial work on saving Britain’s edible biodiversity. Please welcome our brand new addition to our Forgotten Foods programme - Walthamstow Yellow Cress and Norfolk Grey Chicken.

Walthamstow Yellow Cress: A variety of cress native to the East End of London. This variety was discovered in the 1970s growing wildly in an East London reservoir. It has it’s origins in Northern Scandinavia but is thought to have come over […]

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Slow Fish through the eyes of a Local Leader

Slow Fish through the eyes of a Local Leader In May, a small delegation of Slow Food UK representatives travelled to Genoa to Slow Fish to attend the biannual event organised by Slow Food International.

Sanjay Prosenjit Kumar is a chef, leader of Slow Food Cornwall, and founder of the School of Cornish Sardines, a social enterprise inspiring people to connect with food. Born in Calcutta, Sanjay is now based in Cornwall, where he fell in love with Cornish food and its fishing traditions. Speaking about his Indian […]

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Special Slow Food menus during Slow Food Week

Special Slow Food menus during Slow Food Week Up and down the UK, Slow Food UK Chef Alliance members will be offering a special menu throughout Slow Food UK Week, in which they included several Forgotten Foods.

England
Richard Corrigan, from Corrigan’s Mayfair, included in his menu Aylesbury DuckSmoked Haddock and Morecambe Bay Shrimps.
William Drabble, from 7 Park Place, included in his menu Gloucester old spot porkFormby asparagus and Herdwick lamb.
Marcellin Marc, from Clos Maggiore, included in his menu Jersey Royal PotatoesGrimsby Smoked […]

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Slow Food Week Online Auction

Slow Food Week Online Auction As part of this year's Slow Food Week, we organised an Online Auction. All of the proceeds will benefit our programmes. You can bid for the products and experiences  here.

Many of our supporters have provided us with wonderful products and exciting experiences than you can already bid on. A big thank you from SFUK for these kind donations.
If you are a supporter or one of our Forgotten Food producers and want to join those that have already donated for the good cause, […]

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Too Much at Steak – Slow Food stance on the meat debate

Too Much at Steak - Slow Food stance on the meat debate In light of the ongoing debates about the nature of the meat supply chain, we share with you ‘Too Much at Steak’, a booklet which covers good practices and recommended consumption levels of meat which can be applied to everyday life.

You can download it here. Its availability is very timely in view of University of Zurich’s report published yesterday on the relationship between eating processed and cured meats and conditions such as cancer and heart disease. It also coincides with EU’s extension of random testing for non-beef DNA in beef products, and new legislation which is awaited […]

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New Seasonal Calendar

New Seasonal Calendar

We just added a new Seasonal Calendar to our website which will let you know which of our delicious 55 Forgotten Foods are in season right now. Interested? Then click here.

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New Forgotten Foods

New Forgotten Foods

We proudly present our two recent additions to our Forgotten Foods project, the Authentic Aylesbury Duck and Good King Henry. We now have 55 Forgotten Foods on our Ark of Taste and we hope to add some more in the course of 2013. To get more information click on the links given.

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Slow Food on Campus 2012 Recap

Slow Food on Campus 2012 Recap Universities across Britain, from Edinburgh to Exeter, have been embracing Slow Food and establishing further grass-root support in spreading the message of Good, Clean and Fair Food for all of the UK.

Over twenty-two campuses now have a Slow Food presence with university groups raising awareness of Slow Food’s ethos to a wider and ever-varied student population. From bake-sales to addressing a 10,000 person audience at Terra Madre 2012, the grassroots characteristics of Slow Food on Campus (SFOC) are demonstrated by Exeter SFOC leader Rachel.
Having started Exeter’s […]

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Slow Food UK – 2012 Terra Madre International Congress Delegates

We are very excited about the Slow Food – Terra Madre International Congress being held in Turin, Italy from October 25-29, 2012. For the full list of Slow Food UK delegates, please see here.
For more information on Terra Madre-Salone del Gusto, please check out the website: http://salonedelgustoterramadre.slowfood.com/
 

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The Slow Food Kids’ Taste Adventure at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival

The Slow Food Kids' Taste Adventure at Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival

On Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2012, Slow Food UK attended the Big Feastival which was for the first time taking place at Alex James’ farm, near Kingham, in Oxfordshire.

The Big Feastival is a three day food and music festival initiated by the famous Chef Jamie Oliver, and aims at raising funds for Jamie Oliver’s Better Food Foundation. Jamie Oliver and Alex James were of course attending the festival, doing demos and giving the public the opportunity to taste their delicious foods.
This year, […]

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