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Taking a slow break with Chef David Alexander

Taking a slow break with Chef David Alexander

Vivian Maeda – Slow Food Scotland – Chef Alliance Coordinator stops by at Glenapp Castle and enjoys a Slow coffee break with Chef David Alexander.
Q: Chef David, tell me, you have worked in this industry for many years, what are the food trends for Scotland?
A: Possibly not trends but Provenance and Seasonality are both […]

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LET’S ALL HAVE A SLOW FOOD SUMMER

LET’S ALL HAVE A SLOW FOOD SUMMER ‘there are lots of fantastic reasons to buy seasonal and local, the two that stand out for me are freshness and flavour’

This morning, the market square is bustling, full of people, market stalls, fresh-flowery smells and there’s the local jazz band nestled in the shady area by the pub. The ‘fish man’ has a long queue of punters eager to buy his delicious fresh Cromer Crab, (we particularly love his mackerel pate, homemade by his mum).
With […]

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Slow Food Membership Survey 2017

In Spring 2017, Slow Food in the UK set a questionnaire seeking your thoughts about our work, and what our priorities should be.
We invited members, lapsed members, and those who have never been members to participate, and as a transparent, grass-roots organisation, we publish this data here for you to review.
We will be working at UK, nation and local levels using this […]

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#LoveBorough

#LoveBorough Today Borough Market reopens. We stand in solidarity with them #LoveBorough.

Borough Market is today reopening following the terrible attack 11 days ago.
We remember all those lost and hurt, and we give thanks that the market has reopened: that delicious, warm, buzzy, multicultural place of laughter and conviviality – the very opposite of hate.
Slow Food and Borough have deep roots together – there are more Slow […]

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Statement on Universal Infant Free School Meals

At Slow Food in the UK we are concerned for the health of our children, which to a large extent is determined by a diet of good food.
In 2014, the then government introduced the Universal Infant Free School Meal (UIFSM) ensuring that all children in the first three years of primary school could eat a […]

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Cheesy like Sunday Morning… and Monday, and Tuesday….

Ask the man-in-the-street to name a British cheese, and they’d probably come up with four or five: Cheddar, Stilton, Red Leicester and Wensleydale – thanks Gromit! Four cheeses, maybe five or six…..
The same is true at the major supermarkets – sure you get more choice of manufacturers, but if you look for British cheese, you […]

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Memories of Holiday Dishes – Suitcase not Necessary

It’s the holiday meals that stick in the mind, if you’re anything like me. Eating a huge bowl of Irish haddock chowder, steaming and smoky, in County Cork. A plate of linguine vongole in Venice that remains one of my happiest meals, both for the clams, and for the respite from the constant and malevolent […]

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Slow Fish 2017

Slow Fish 2017

Genoa – Italy just hosted an event during which Slow Food campaigned for more sustainable fishing solutions, celebrated traditional Seafood recipes and supported small-scale fishing methods and their communities. (http://slowfish.slowfood.it/en/)
Almost 90% of world fish stock over exploited, climate change and water pollution are some of the reasons to increase awareness of the issues […]

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World Disco Soup Day – London

World Disco Soup Day - London

Notoriously chilly weather and cloudy skies couldn’t keep a disco soup from happening in London this year. Disco Soup events aren’t new to the UK, but this year, James Turner of Feedback Global, alongside other volunteers worked to put on an especially unique event held at The Castle Climbing Centre. It was filled with 9 […]

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Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

Sri Lanka: The Cookbook

They say loves conquers all and in Sri Lanka: The Cookbook, husband and wife duo Prakesh Sivanathan & Niranjala Ellawala’s love for their homeland cuisine shines.
With dreamy photography which perfectly captures the essence of Sri Lanka, this book captures the island’s history and heritage – from classic curries to Tamil broths and sambols you will […]

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