Yearly Archives: 2007

Red palm oil: a West African legacy 2

Slow Food Perth co-leader Pauline Tresise writes about carotino and red palm oil. CAROTINO is a blend of red palm oil and canola oil and has recently reached the shelves in our supermarkets. Red palm oil comes only from the fruit of the palm tree but does not include oil […]

Author Raj Patel blogs Slow Food Perth

Respected South African academic and author Raj Patel – visiting Western Australia this week – has blogged Slow Food Perth on his website: [11 Sep 2007] SLOW Food was an invention of the Italian Communist Party, and has some important roots in workerist organising, with a radically egalitarian vision of […]

Organic farming can feed the world

Organic farming can feed the world, according to a landmark US study, as Paul Mole reports in the Western Australian rural weekly, The Countryman. [06 Sep 2007] RESEARCHERS at the University of Michigan claim organic agriculture can produce yields equal to conventional farming in the developed world and up to […]

Recipe / Rosalba’s crostata

Rosalba Velletri / Slow Food Perth 01 Aug 2007 Ingredients 250g plain flour 125g butter 125g sugar 1 egg yolk and 1 whole egg Grated rind of 1 lemon 300g marmalade or favourite jam Method Sift the flour into a bowl, mix in the sugar and form a well, add […]

Recipe / Rosalba’s date and apple cake

Rosalba Velletri / Slow Food Perth 01 Aug 2007 Ingredients 1 cup chopped pitted dates 2 cups peeled, cored, diced apple (2 medium apples) 1 ¼ cups boiling water 1 tsp baking soda 150g (3/4 cup) soft butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 2 cups plain […]

How good are our supermarkets? 1

Carolyn Holbrook writes in The Age [17 July 2007] IT’s just after 6pm and the dinner guests are arriving at 7.30. Everything is as it should be; the bathroom has been scrubbed and the house is looking schmiko, the kids are fed and pyjama-ed, the husband has ironed his shirt […]

The locavores: eating locally

As Richard Cornish writes in The Age [26 June 2007], transporting food chews up fossil fuel so how about trying to eat only what’s grown within 160 kilometres of your house? That means no bread, no sugar and no coffee. Richard tried it and found his basket a good deal […]

Recipe / persian baklava 2

Farangeez Ahmadi / Slow Food Perth 16 June 2007 This recipe makes enough baklava to fill two baking dishes 43cm x 30cm x 2.5cm. You will need to make the syrup a few hours before so that it is cool before you assemble and later cook the baklava. Syrup 3 […]