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Slow Garden Chronicle: Seeds, seeds, seeds

Slow Garden Chronicle: Seeds, seeds, seeds

Have you got all your seeds ready for the year ahead?  How about a planting plan?

I really look forward to getting the vegetable seed catalogues.  Even the words sound Edwardian and conjure in me thoughts of brown packets, compost and gardeners twine.  I get the impression that other gardeners pore over their catalogues for days […]

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Best Traditional or Heritage Breed Product at British Charcuterie Live

Best Traditional or Heritage Breed Product at British Charcuterie Live

Once again, Slow Food is working with British Charcuterie Live, to set the criteria for Best Traditional or Heritage Breed product.

Charcuterie is having a huge renaissance in the UK, and using traditional techniques and native breeds are at the heart of this growing artisan craft.

If you are Charcuterie producer, then the letter from the doyenne […]

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#NotInMySupermarket

#NotInMySupermarket

Slow Food in the UK and Beyond GM has co-ordinated a campaign with more than 50 NGOs, civil society leaders and farmers to ask our largest UK Supermarkets not to stock genetically engineered/gene edited (GMO) foods.

Why now?

The Government has launched a consultation – ending on 17th March – to allow genetically engineered/gene […]

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Food of the Future: Cereals

Food of the Future: Cereals

Cereals have been, and still are, a cornerstone of the British diet, yet they have evolved, and their usage has evolved. Modern cereals must be high yielding, fast growing, disease, pest and increasingly pesticide, herbicide and fungicide resistant. They must be suited to large fields, monocultural living, sickly soils, and a sterile environment home to […]

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Open Letter to Supermarket CEOs

Open Letter to Supermarket CEOs

We are writing to you, as leaders from civil society and the food and agriculture sector, who are committed to high quality food and farming and to supporting high quality retailers.

As you will be aware, on 7 January the Government announced a 10-week consultation on deregulating gene-edited plants and animals produced for food. At the […]

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Keeping food traditions alive, one pissaladière at a time

Keeping food traditions alive, one pissaladière at a time

In 2018, three of my French grand-parents passed away in the course of just a few weeks. I felt overwhelmed by this very strange course of events, not knowing how I could best pay tribute to them. The answer came a few months later when I decided to start a little family project: capture and […]

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Sustained Sourdough

Sustained Sourdough

I must admit that making bread was not on my to-do list when we first went into lockdown.  I did make conventional bread for a decade but, when living in Sydney we discovered an excellent sourdough bakery of the San Francisco school.  Their bread was so much better than anything I could make that it […]

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Change one thing – 31

Day 31 of our #changeonething challenge You have done it! A small change every day which made a big difference. To celebrate consider joining Slow Food. Everyone who joins as an annual member before 23:59 today will be auto sent a free Slow book RRP £8.99 https://www.slowfood.org.uk/about/join-us

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Change one thing – 30

Day 30 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething Cook with children. Inspire a new generation to love real food. Teach them basic meals, and techniques and you will ensure they are well fed for life.🐌🍽️🧒 Tell us who taught you to cook? What did you learn to make?

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Change one thing – 29

Day 29 of our daily #slowfood challenge #changeonething Look for the snail. Our supporters are proud to display our logo in their stores and on their websites, to show our shared values. Check slowfood.org.uk for businesses which can mail-order and those who are SF Award Winners 🐌

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