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Spinning the Wheel…Telling the Story

Spinning the Wheel...Telling the Story On Wednesday 21st June 2013 Slow Food UK had the chance to be part of a fantastic Summer Party hosted by our wonderful Partner - Restaurant Associates. This was a great opportunity for us to spread the Slow Food message and show off the legendary Forgotten Foods Wheel once again.

The Forgotten Foods Wheel is an interactive way to taste and learn more about our Forgotten Food products.
Excited about the event the Slow Food UK team arrived early on the day and began setting up the wheel… always a great team bonding exercise!
Our stall was set against the beautiful backdrop of London’s skyline, the atmosphere […]

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Nick Nairn: “The best part of my job is the variety of it”

Nick Nairn: "The best part of my job is the variety of it" Nick Nairn is a chef, cook School owner and food campaigner. He uses his integrity and talents to spread the word about the wonderful natural larder of his native Scotland.

How did you first become interested in food?
I was in the Navy and I travelled to the Far East. The very first thing that opened my eyes was that I eat satay in Singapore in 1976 chargrilled over a brazier made out of biscuit tin. Served in a big bowl there was chickpeas, peanut sauce, […]

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We have 6 new Forgotten Foods – Slow Food Week Sneak peek!

We have 6 new Forgotten Foods - Slow Food Week Sneak peek! Slow Food Week 2013 is fast approaching and even though we have tried, we could not keep the secret any longer... So here it is. We have 6 new Forgotten Foods!

The Slow Food office team could not pick their favourite so we would be interested to know which one you like best. Let us know via Twitter or Facebook. Please find the profiles of  Goosnargh Cake, British Lop, Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep, Sea Lavender Honey, Cornish Saffron Cake and Medlar […]

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BID FOR SLOW FOOD GOODIES ONLINE FOR SLOW FOOD WEEK

Slow Food members and supporters have been fast to demonstrate their support for Slow Food Week with donations of fabulous products and experiences which are destined for an online charity auction.
This will be taking place on the Slow Food website www.slowfood.org.uk/auction/ from Tuesday 7th May until the last day of Slow Food Week 2013, […]

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Survey: 70.6% of Slow Food followers would eat horsemeat if appropriately labelled

Recently there has been a lot of news about issues in the meat supply chain. We wondered if and how Slow Food followers had been influenced by these events and so last month we asked you on Facebook and Twitter to answer a short survey about your meat consumption habits. Here are the results.

An overwhelming majority of the survey participants, 70.6%, replied that they would consider eating horsemeat if it was appropriately labelled, suggesting that for most people, the problem was the labeling being misleading, not that they wouldn’t eat horsemeat.
Secondly, 56% of our followers said that they eat meat two to four times a week,  17.9% do it five or more times, […]

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José Pizarro: “I like finding something special and then watching customers enjoying my food”

José Pizarro: "I like finding something special and then watching customers enjoying my food" José Pizarro is the Spanish chef behind tapas bar 'José' and 'Pizarro' restaurant in London. He gained experience in local hotels and restaurants in Extremadura (Spain), before moving to Madrid, where he began his love affair with fresh, brightly flavoured dishes. He told Slow Food about his favourite ingredients and his childhood memories related to food.

How did you first become interested in food?
I’ve always been interested in food. One of my earliest memories is going to my dad’s farm, drinking milk straight from the cow.
What is your dearest memory related with food?
My mum preparing her kid stew at Christmas when I was very young. The smell, the sound, everything… it […]

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William Drabble: “A little bit of patience is worth when it comes to food”

William Drabble: "A little bit of patience is worth when it comes to food" William Drabble is the Executive Chef of St. James’s Hotel and Club in London. His dishes are modern-French in style with British local and seasonal ingredients, as he is a great supporter of small scale producers and local suppliers as well as a member of the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. He talked with Slow Food about his work, his dearest memories related to food and his favourite ingredients.

How did you first become interested in food?
Probably around the age of 9. We moved from Liverpool to Norfolk, and basically went from a big city to a little cottage to the absolute middle of nowhere, and it actually was the middle of nowhere! So you were surrounded by the fields, cattle, crops… My Grandmother […]

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New Seasonal Calendar

New Seasonal Calendar

We just added a new Seasonal Calendar to our website which will let you know which of our delicious 55 Forgotten Foods are in season right now. Interested? Then click here.

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Slow Food UK Chefs Highland Park Matching Recipes

Here you can find some delicious recipes made with Highland Park Whisky by some of the members of our Chef Alliance

Neil Forbes – Highland Park Whisky 12 years old –  Breasts of Wild Pigeon, Stornoway Black Pudding Potato Cake, Cabbage and Game Sauce
Sam Harris – Highland Park Whisky 18 years old – Coffee, chocolate and almond cake
Richard Corrigan – Highland Park Whisky 21 years old – Slow cooked shoulder of mutton, Shetland-Cabbage and Butter […]

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