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Slow Food England Award Winners 2018

Five years ago, Slow Food London created the Slow Food Awards, initially running in the London & South East area, these awards were truly democratic – with no prior shortlisting, the winners were simply chosen by whoever got the most votes. These Awards were so powerful in highlighting Good, Clean and Fair, that we made them […]

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Brexit Statement

The UK’s food system is intimately entwined with that of rest of the European Community. Bi-lateral, tariff-free trade, the free movement of labour, EU support for small producers (many of whom are our members or supporters), the maintenance of vital food safety standards, and the protection of rare and traditional foods, these are just some […]

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Gabe Brown: ‘Dirt to Soil’ One Family’s Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Gabe Brown: ‘Dirt to Soil’ One Family's Journey into Regenerative Agriculture

Gabe Brown, the author of ‘Dirt to Soil’, farms near Bismarck in the US state of North Dakota, not far from the Canadian border. Unusual weather events often spell bad news for farmers, but anyone hit by hailstorms and a severe blizzard in four consecutive years might be excused for being done with farming, once […]

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Terra Madre Tales

My favourite moment of Terra Madre didn’t take place on a food stand or a stage but in a queue for the toilet.
There I was, patiently waiting one afternoon when out of the corner of my eye, I saw the lady ahead of me studying my Terra Madre delegate pass. “Oh no. Here we go” […]

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Terra Madre Tales – Part 1

This is my fourth visit to Turin for Terra Madre/Salone De Gusto, the biggest food gathering on the planet.
I remember my first experience in 2012 very clearly. It was very nearly my last.
For a few hours on that first day, I’d wished I was somewhere else – anywhere else, in fact.
I was leading a group […]

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GMO 2.0: Do We Still Want to Be Part of Nature?

In July the European Court of Justice ruled that ‘gene editing’ techniques (known as ‘GMO 2.0’) are techniques to modify genes and should therefore be subject to the same regulations that apply to ‘traditional’ genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A lot of people, me included, breathed a sigh of relief. Biotech and agrochemical companies denounced the […]

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10 Ways To Use Bone Broth

10 Ways To Use Bone Broth

Here are 10 ways to use bone broth:

Pan – use in a stew or to add it to a fortify a soup. This recipe has healed many a cold over the years and each sip is reviving and immunity boosting so try it now! We also use ox tail or stewing meat (as long as […]

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Steve Brown represents the Chef Alliance in the UK at Terra Madre 2018

Ever since discovering a passion for ingredients in the early 2000s, I have been incredibly fortunate to have spent time with numerous farmers, growers and food producers both in the UK and around the world; hearing their stories, discovering the challenges that they face and finding out what marks their produce apart from the rest. […]

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Slow dough – a sourdough renaissance

There are corners of Instagram where photos of beautifully scored loaves, crumb shots and the hashtag #sourdough abound. Where discussions revolve around hydration, refreshment schedules and proving times, and tips are swapped for getting the best oven spring. But this fascination with all things sourdough isn’t limited to the internet. While sourdough might once have […]

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Slow Food Scotland Chef Alliance Meeting

Slow Food Scotland Chef Alliance Meeting

Sunny day, fresh air, a cat lazing on the grass, …sounds like the beginning of a film. But in fact, we were at the Cyrenians Farm, for our Slow Food Scotland Chef Alliance meeting.
No whites, but comfortable clothing suitable for a harvest day. Yes, our chefs in Scotland were out for a harvest day.
Rob Davidson, […]

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