Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mare’s milk

IN antiquity, mare’s milk was known and used as a daily beverage, appreciated for its delicate nutty flavour and health properties. This article from The Atlantic, ‘Mongolia: land of milk and horses’, highlights the importance of the horse and it’s milk to the cultures of Mongolia. In the late 19th […]


MYCORRHIZA are important for sustaining the earth. In past decades natural environs were full of mycorrhiza, beneficial symbiotic fungi that form an association on the roots of about 90% of the world’s plants. Over time, due to chemicals, desertification, erosion, drought, compaction, loss of organic matter and other degradation, these […]

Giovanni and his gelato

MOLONG, central NSW is on the map again, Giovanni di Francesca’s stirring story of establishing a gelato business in the small NSW town of Molong is inspiring. ABC. Bush Telegraph reports his story and as they say with a little help from his friends he has helped the local growers […]

Minister commends Slow Food Perth’s small food awards

THE best rural food producers will be recognised with a new award after Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman last night launched the inaugural Western Australia Small Food Awards. Mr Redman commended Slow Food Perth on hosting the awards, which will encourage and recognise excellence in different aspects of the WA food sector. “Slow Food Perth is doing some excellent work to strengthen

The world food crisis

LAST year Slow Food USA organised a large event called Slow Food Nation. One of the events was a public forum with distinguished guests, Carlo Petrini, founder and International President of Slow Food, Vandana Shiva, Vice President of Slow Food, academic and founder of Navdanya, Raj Patel, academic and author […]

Free range

MARY O’Brien from The Epicure section, 29th September, highlights in her article, the term ‘free range. Many people think that when they buy free range they believe that the animals have been treated humanely. There is no legal definition of “free-range” and as she says there is a great difference […]