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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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Win accommodation and entry to Ludlow Food Festival with Heritage Cheese and Slow Food in the UK

Win accommodation and entry to Ludlow Food Festival with Heritage Cheese and Slow Food in the UK

The Ludlow Food Festival – 7th-9th September – is the original Food Festival in the UK, set in the castle grounds of the beautiful town of Ludlow.
With a stellar line up of food names, incredible producers, and demos a plenty, one of the crown jewels of the festival are the Taste Workshops run by Slow […]

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Scottish Bread Championships

Scottish Bread Championships

Bread one of the most important staple foods in the world, perfect food to promote one of the Slow Food principles: support and celebrate the traditional methods, good taste and heritage foods. Wendy Barrie, Slow Food Chef Alliance member, co-created the Scottish Bread Championship, a platform to celebrate good baking methods, and to embrace […]

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Changing a name doesn’t change history

Changing a name doesn’t change history

The Bayer Monsanto merger has gone through, what campaigners have dubbed the ‘marriage made in hell’ got the blessings of EU and US regulators. And on day one Bayer made the announcement that it’s going to continue selling products like Roundup under the established brand name but it will ‘retire’ the name Monsanto.
Mad Men’s Don […]

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Being vegan and the sink holes in the moral high ground – Part 2 Or how vegans kill the planet.

Being vegan and the sink holes in the moral high ground – Part 2 Or how vegans kill the planet. Missed Part One? Read about the very non Vegan production  methods to make certified Vegan dairy alternatives here

Attacks on restaurateurs, farmers receiving death threats and vegans proselytising, warning meat eaters of fire and brimstone had me recently ask where the official line might be between vegan and crazy. Which is why I reached out to the British Vegan Society and got the chance to talk to Louise Davies, responsible for campaigns, policy […]

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Learning and enjoying Ark of Taste

Learning and enjoying Ark of Taste

Slow Food Ark of Taste is not just about gathering data of heritage foods and displaying them on the book shelf, but it is about reviving foods, growing, making and enjoying them at the dining table again. Wendy Barrie, Scotland’s Leader for Slow Food Ark of Taste says “The Ark of Taste was created by […]

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Being vegan and the sink holes in the moral high ground

Being vegan and the sink holes in the moral high ground

Vegans have tried my patience for a while, from the vegan ahead of me in a busy lunch queue who needs to conduct a lengthy cross exam before declaring all  available choices unethical and therefore inedible, to the vegandinner guests who have tested my culinary skills to the limit. More worrying is the small minority of  […]

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