About Slow Food

Slow Food at Subiaco Farmers’ Market. Slow Food Perth and Slow Food Avon Valley will combine with Subiaco Farmers’ Market on Saturday 24 November 2012 to showcase Slow Food’s work. The day-long celebration will include designated Slow Food stalls at the regular market followed by a long-table lunch attended by Simon Bryant, partner in ABC TV programme The Cook & the Chef with Slow Food’s number one Australian member, Maggie Beer. Information and bookings.

Swim in the pool. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s social media website, Pool, captured the experiences – via images, text and footage – of Australian farmer, chef and student delegates at the fourth edition of Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto 2010 in the Italian city of Turin. Pool’s Slow Food Pilgrims encourages community discussion about food through what it calls ‘citizen reporting’. You can join the pilgrims’ group on Pool, too, and contribute material.

What’s on your plate? An organic farmer, a priest, a magazine editor, a parliamentarian, a former agriculture and food minister, and an academic discussed food sovereignty and the ethics of eating in a public forum hosted by Christ Church Grammar School’s Ethics Centre and Slow Food Perth on 24 August 2010. Held in the school’s chapel, the panel tackled significant local questions and delved into our connection with food. See our report and blog link to a lively and challenging discussion.

The green box…follow the RSS feed link in our green box – look right – and you’ll have all the latest information from our ‘nose’ blog delivered to your desktop or laptop computer. It’s the way to stay up to date with Slow Food Perth’s activities, events, projects and stuff we find fascinating about the world of food. You can also discover whatever ‘the nose‘ – named for the rare black berkshire pig – has sniffed out by following our recent posts listing which appears below the green box.

Good, clean and fair. Support producers and makers recognised by Slow Food Perth. These include biodynamic, organic and conventional farmers producing food in concert with the environment and using the most diligent of stock care. You’ll find most of them at farmers’ markets in Perth and the south west. Acknowledged producers range from beef farmers to orchardists, from cheesemakers to vignerons. Support these good, clean and fair food champions.

Slow film shorts. Learn about Slow Food’s Terra Madre, Slow Food’s world meeting of food communities that brings together, every two years, 5000 farmers from around the globe. Watch and listen to Slow Food international president Carlo Petrini talk about ‘the new biodiversity’. See clips made by Slow Food Perth members – ‘Pure paddock chooks’ and ‘One simple idea’. Go to our Slow film shorts…regularly uploaded, keeping you in touch with the politics and pleasure of food.

Slow Food Perth images. See images from Slow Food Perth events, ranging from the Balingup small farm field day to a pasta-making taste workshop, from a visit to Talijancich vineyard in the Swan Valley to a Perth reception for Slow Food international president Carlo Petrini. If you’ve attended one of our activities and have a good camera eye, we’d love to publish your images and name you as the photographer! If you’d like to contribute, please email us.

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