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CHEF ALLIANCE LAUNCHES THIS APRIL IN WALES AND THE WEST COUNTRY

Seasonal and local, fresh and fantastic, this was a lunch fit for chefs.  Celebrating Forgotten Foods, Slow Food UK’s Chef Alliance launched on 23 April in Wales and the West Country.  Hosted by Slow Food UK CEO, Catherine Gazzoli, Scott Dickson from Highland Park single malt whisky and James Sommerin, Chef/Owner […]

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A NOTE FROM CHEF GARETH JOHNS, SLOW FOOD WALES

We continue, in our small way to spread the Slow Food gospel here in Wales, a recent Chutney and Marmalade workshop was held at Porth Farm, Caersws, by the indefatigable Lavinia Vaughan, which was very well received by the participants, and looks set to become an annual event.
We held a joint dinner with Coleg Powys, […]

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EXETER UNIVERSITY SLOW FOOD ON CAMPUS: BEYOND THE SUPERMARKET SHELVES

I’ll never forget our first event as Exeter Slow Food on Campus. It was fresher’s week and our committee of three, with the support of some stalwart friends, were hopefully clutching hand drawn ‘slow food’ signs in our student bar praying that someone would turn up. Someone did turn up; the manager of the bar […]

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SLOW FOOD UK PRESENTS AT GEFILTEFEST

‘Embracing all things Jewish and foody’, Gefiltefest took place on 20 May at the London Jewish Cultural Centre (LJCC) with support from the Jewish Community Centre for London  and the LJCC.  This high-energy, all-day festival full of foodie sights, sounds, smells and tastes was organised by […]

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NUS GREEN IMPACT AWARDS AND SLOW FOOD ON CAMPUS AT EXETER UNIVERSITY

This April, the Exeter University Slow Food on Campus group along with the Students’ Guild was deservedly presented with the Slow Food Better Eating Award for their Community Garden project. The award recognises the dedication to improving procurement, food sustainability and choice in the food outlets of the student union for the benefit of its […]

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Slow Food Kids’ Taste Adventure at the Balmoral Show 2012

Slow Food Kids' Taste Adventure at the Balmoral Show 2012

Have you ever looked, touched, tasted, sniffed and listened to your food really closely? This is what nearly 400 children got the chance to do during the first day of the Balmoral Show, in Belfast.

In the middle of the Food Village, the Slow Food Kids’ Taste Adventure is a fun and interactive activity which brings the senses to life. Children get a passport and travel through five zones challenging their taste, sight, smell, touch and hearing. About 1400 children are expected to participate in the activity throughout the festival. […]

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Slow Food UK Forgotten Foods Wheel

Slow Food UK Forgotten Foods Wheel

Here at Slow Food UK, one of our missions is to get traditional British food, lovingly made by artisan producers, back on the table through our Forgotten Foods programme. So we tasked ourselves with creating something innovative, eye-catching and engaging, to showcase the programme – which supports a variety of top-quality British food that is […]

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Slow Food UK brings the good, clean and fair message to The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

Slow Food UK brings the good, clean and fair message to The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2012 took place at the Guildhall in London last night, with the best chefs, writers, critics and personalities in the industry gathering for this prestigious occasion.

We struggled to keep the table stocked up, with guests enjoying products such as Middle White Pork, fresh and sweet Formby Asparagus and Artisan Somerset Cheddar, showing that for the best chefs in the world, traditionally-made, artisan food is still their first choice.
The awards ceremony itself also saw the first ever Slow Food UK […]

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Wales and West Country launch

Wales and West Country launch

Winding roads, rich pastures and generous rainfall was the first thing that greeted the attendees of the Slow Food UK Wales Chef Alliance launch. The small car park at The Crown at Whitebrook quickly filled up with cars that had just taken the journey through the picturesque Wye Valley, the birthplace of sweet green spears that would soon appear as one of five delicious courses.

The guests were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff with tall glasses of Highland Park Whisky cocktails, smoked bacon beignets, Welsh eggs with truffle mayonnaise and hot cheese profiteroles. As the smells from the Michelin Star kitchen filled the room, the gastronomes turned their attention to the purpose of the day. ...

Forgotten Foods to be showcased at World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2012

Slow Food UK have teamed up with Central St Martins alumni The Decorators to create an exciting Forgotten Foods installation to be showcased at the prestigious 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2012.

Slow Food UK have teamed up with Central St Martins alumni The Decorators to create an exciting Forgotten Foods installation to be showcased at the prestigious 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2012.
The centrepiece, sponsored by Lavazza ¡Tierra! – a sustainable development project supporting small coffee growing communities – has been designed to allow the top chefs in […]

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