Slow Food

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. The Chard shares many of the same values with the movement and works closely with the Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire group.

Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire is a friendly group of eager food lovers committed to promoting the Slow Food Movement’s principles of good, clean and fair food for all. They are particularly proud of the wonderful larder the region has to offer and seek to reconnect producers and growers with customers in order to develop a sustainable food system.

The group is almost a year old and has had many successful events, Lesley and Martin are both members of the group’s committee and are frequently involved in the group’s events. As a Slow Food Chef’s Alliance member Lesley also does cooking demonstrations in conjunction with Slow Food Aberdeen City and Shire.

 

About Slow Food

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. It was founded in 1989 in Italy.

They are a not–for–profit organisation seeking to promote a better way to eat, celebrating the rich food traditions of different nations, and protecting our edible biodiversity. They engage members of the public, food producers, chefs, businesses, academics and a global network, spreading and enacting their philosophies internationally and locally.

Slow Food in the UK is the umbrella body formed by Slow Food England, Slow Food Scotland, Slow Food Cymru and Slow Food Northern Ireland. They have several groups across the UK and you can find a group near you here.

 

Ark of Taste and Chef Alliance Programs

The Ark of Taste programme is a collection of British foods which are in danger of being lost, such as unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables, rare breeds of animals, artisan cheeses and traditional recipes. By promoting these products and the traditions and knowledge that surrounds them, Slow Food hopes that future generations will still be able to access their local culinary culture. This programme is part of the International Ark of Taste, and is thus officially recognised as holding a unique place within the history and culture of a particular region and in need of protection.

 

The Chef Alliance programme is a large group of chefs who are committed to the Slow Food philosophies and pro-actively put them into practices within their own restaurants and businesses. Slow Food sets up unique relationships between chefs and Forgotten Foods producers, giving the public rare opportunities to sample the incredible products within our programme, and granting these producers a wider platform for educating people about the history of their products. The chefs take pride in promoting small-scale producers, and using good quality, locally-sourced, sustainable foods.

 

 

Membership

You can join as an individual, a family or a business. Members help support the Slow Food movement both in the UK and globally.

Please contact membership@slowfood.org.uk for further details

 

Information taken from SlowFood.org.uk and is correct as of 12/04/2017