You can still discover the new Dominion Rd - the ultimate POP-UP!
But you need to hurry as we only have a few places left for Sunday.
People love this event - deliciousness guaranteed.
Here's how it works:
Just txt your details to Anutosh on 0211909243 and we will sort out your ticket - easy!
Any questions - just ask me.
Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.
Slow Food Waitakere is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Sometimes things are so good words just aren't enough
So check out the pictures and a very cool video
Tanah is fun and knows what she is talking about
And we will get heaps of great food to eat
Let's lift the lid on Dominion Rd
Click here if you can't see the video
Friday, August 7, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
After a very delicious Liquid Cacao evening with Floris from Ms Sunshine Farms we asked her share her inspiring story. So here it is, along with a few photos from our Cacao tasting.
|Ready to be treated|
Farmers and families first
We put our Farmers and their families first. Few growers are dedicated to traditional methods and maintaining a pure strain quality of beans. This is our Mission. Village elder and grower Faletoeifo Aigoa is teaching us to listen to the land, the cacao trees and to our hearts as the source of our inspiration and actions.
We are only working with our Village community because we have a lot to improve in this small place first; School buildings, Access road to the plantations and Fresh running water in every household. We believe it only takes a village and an idea to influence a nation.
We are also passionate about empowering our young men and women to see a future in Agriculture and more about anticipating a world shortage of food sources in the near future, which could put small nations like Samoa at risk of losing what little resources we already have.
Finally, we want to put Samoa on the World Map for growing the best quality trinitario beans for local and export markets.
Fa’afetai tele lava, ma ia manuia!
Floris Niu (Founder Ms Sunshine Farms,
Floris Niu (Founder Ms Sunshine Farms, Samoa)
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Celebrate the Olive Harvest was the brainchild of Greg Scopas of Salumeria Fontana. He wanted to let people experience what good, local olive oil is all about. Slow Food Waitakere were delighted to help him do just that. Read to the end and see how to win a bottle of Salumeria Fontana 2015 Olive Oil.
Having funSupporting our growers and artisan producers is at the heart of Slow Food and Celebrate the Olive Harvest showed us just how much fun it can be. Being invited into Greg's world and that of our local olive growers was a real treat.
We had a great turnout (much bigger than expected).
|Our Italian guests|
|Meet the food writers|
Learning lots about olive oilWe got see to how to make the oil from beginning to end - Greg's passion and expertise are inspiring. Our Slow Food team loved the opportunity to work with him.
|Greg Scopas and Anutosh|
Lots of sharing
As well as Greg sharing his expertise we got to taste the 2014 and 2015 Salumeria Fontana oil and to eat some fantastic food.
The oil was very good.
|Greg shares his knowledge|
|Tasting the oil|
The food was delicious.
Pizza with Massimo's mozzarella, Salumeria Fontana Sausages, pumpkin soup, sweet treats and coffee and Daily Organics kombucha kept everyone happy.
|The pizza oven was working overtime|
|Time to eat|
Win a bottle of Salumeria Fontana Olive OilRuth was the winner on the day so now its your turn to be in the win.
All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page.
Finally, big thank you to everyone who helped make Olives such a great event.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Ready for taste of ITALY in Hoteo North on Sunday June 28th?
Good news - Greg has room for more people, so it's not too late to get your ticket.Meet the growers, see the oil being pressed, taste the oil (and you can buy some).
And great FOOD is included in the ticket price- starts at 1pm.
Tickets are $25adult/$20members/$
AGROECOLOGY CAN HELP FIX OUR BROKEN FOOD
It's an approach that embraces complexity and change. It's about developing the capacity to listen, to grow new connections, and to build solidarity among animals, plants and people.
And it's about SCIENCE!
And it's about SCIENCE!
Monday, June 8, 2015
What's "Celebrating the Olive Harvest" all about and why should you come?
It's about connecting with and supporting our growers and food artisans while having a very good time.
That means seeing the olive oil being pressed, meeting the producers, tasting some local oils (and buying some if you want), eating great food (included in the ticket price) and being immersed in all things olive.
Come along and enjoy yourself and help change our food system for the better - one bite at a time.
Tickets are now on sale at Slowfoodwaitakere@gmail.com
Friday, May 29, 2015
Modern New Zealand Bites was delicious.Spelt scones with cream and guava jelly, raw chocolate cake, mini brie muffins, vegan
chocolates, rye bread with vegan cheese and quails egg, smoked fish and parsley
mayonnaise bites and so much more.
Our heritage apple sale was a hit- golden delicious, fuji and winesap all grown on WestCoast Road.
The discussions on good, clean, fair food for all were fun, inspiring and at times challenging
- all good.
The work of Oxfam is very aligned with Slow Food so it was great to be able to support the
Thank you to Johanna for welcoming us and to everyone who contributed.
All the money is in and we raised $300.
And we have drawn our prize - congratulations Kirsten the selection of Free Trade goodies are yours.
And here's your sneak preview of our next event - the Olive Harvest Celebration .