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 Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
A big thank you to all the lovely ladies and gents who came on Saturday, who ate Paleo treats & pretty biscuits and chewy caramel slice. Who tried the fabulous Kokako Fairtrade coffee and the lemon Verbena tea and Lindas delicious Cucumber drink. The Slow Food talk from Alessandra was enlightening, the coffee game from Anutosh educational, (congrats to Diana for winning the prize), and the brief from Christopher on Ooooby and their local fair organic food boxes delivered to your door a great reminder of what is happening out there. (Great participation from the crowd particularly Janet & Jan :)). And Andrea, your table looked beautiful!
Friday, April 22, 2016
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Slow Food 2016 - We can vote with our fork!
Hello to our current members; a welcome to our new members and a big thank you to all you interested folk, who have attended an event or given us your contact details so you can find out more about Slow Food. We are keen to meet you again and hope you are inspired to become members.
So far there has been lots of fun and action going on including two fabulous dinners at Pasta & Cuore in Mt Eden and co-hosting the Food is Free: Glen Eden Festival; and there’s much more to come. On the menu is our May event Caffe E Parlare (Coffee and Talk) supporting the Fairtradechallenge and a Midwinter Vegetarian Christmas Dinner for members.
Watch out for more more dinners and events through out the year.
Did you know it's consumers who have the ultimate power over what our future food production looks like and the way we will access it? “Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” Frances Moore Lappé author of Diet for a Small Planet. So we want to help get people thinking about how to vote with their fork......
We are planning a year that is infused with great food, company, supporting local producers and thinking about how we spend our food dollars to create our future. And of course, enjoying every mouthful. We welcome your ideas on what all this means to you.
Salon Gusto Terra Madre - Turin September 22nd to 26th 2016
This is the international Slow Food event that brings thousands of farmers, food producers and food lovers from 150 countries to Turin, Italy every two years. Who wants to go?
|Some of the great Slow Food Auckland team|
Monday, March 21, 2016
Saturday's Food is Free Festival was a great success, and yes, food was free, thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and people who donated produce and knowledge! We had workshops and cooking demos, soup and bread and fruits and veggies, plants and seedlings, trading tables and garden exchanges, and lots of participants. For Slow Food Auckland it was a honour to be part of this project!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Good news Italian food lovers! Pasta & Cuore has graciously agreed to repeat this fabulous event on 7 April for those who missed out. Please text 027 3937821 if you would like to book. Limited space!
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thank you all for attending our Slow Food Dinner at Pasta & Cuore. We enjoyed great dishes and Stefania talked about her food philosophy, choice of products and ingredients, and her grandmother's recipes. 20 people attended this first dinner and a repeat is set for the 7th of April (see menu below) for those who missed out.
Thank you Anutosh and Yvonne for hosting our Slow Food shared lunch last Sunday. It was a glorious day and the food was delicious. We finished with Anutosh's apple crumble made with Oratia Beauty apples, our local NZ heirloom apples which are now in the international Ark of Taste catalogue.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Places are filling fast for dinner at Pasta&Cuore - so if you want to come you need to be quick.
The good news is that if you miss out or just want an authentic Spanish experience our good friends at Shared Tables are hosting a dinner at Black Hoof on February 26th.
Great Spanish food including a very good vegetarian menu.
Check out the invitation below and let Denis know if you want to attend.
A delicious start to the year with much more to come!