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Come with us on a journey to discover the diversity of food, wine and produce in the Canberra region and beyond!

Slow Food is an international movement that promotes food and wine culture. It links pleasure and food with awareness and responsibility. Slow Food is also about forming networks between farmers and consumers; learning about our land and its limitations; and seeking to preserve local, regional and national foods and food practices especially those that are threatened with extinction.

Slow Food Events

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    Book now for the following Slow Food events:

 

END OF SEASON TOMATO WORKSHOP AND LUNCH – 11 AM, SUNDAY 30 MARCH

As the tomato season draws to a close, we thought it would be good to get together to share some skills about preserving tomatoes, not to mention enjoying the wonderful taste of the sun-ripened fruit for lunch.  We may have some demonstrations of techniques but there will also be ‘hands on’ required as we prepare tomatoes for passata bottling and for drying.  We will also need some helpers to hand-make pasta for lunch and turn some of our passata into a sauce for lunch.   This event will be hosted in a the home of Slow Food members in Queanbeyan.  You may like to bring along your favourite knife and chopping board and an apron and you are also asked to bring along some nibbles or a dessert to share, your own drinks.  Cost is $10 for members and $20 for non members payable on the day.  Numbers are limited and bookings are essential  to events@slowfoodcanberra.com  As with all Slow Food events which are payable on the day, booking obligates payment.

 INVITATION FROM SLOW FOOD SHOALHAVEN TO PRODUCER VISIT – SASSAFRAS  NUTS – 9 AM, SATURDAY 12 APRIL

Slow Food Shoalhaven has invited Slow Food Canberra, along with Slow Food Saddleback, to a joint event, a visit the producers at Sassafas Nuts, Richard Moxham and Alison Saunders.  This is a commercial chestnut and walnut farm located at Sassafras, 50 km south west of Nowra.  At this event, you can pick your own chestnuts, and walnuts can also be purchased if available.  Buckets and bags for picking and packing are supplied.  After the picking, we will share a BBQ picnic so bring along your own drinks and some food to share.  A BBQ will be available if you would like to cook.  Please bring your own chair and picnic ware.  The hosts also suggest that you bring a weatherproof coat and shoes and gloves for picking the chestnuts.  While there is no charge for this event, please book at events@slowfoodcanberra.com if you intend to come as we need to let our hosts know how many will be attending. Further information and a map are available at http://sassafrasnuts.com.au/

BREAKFAST BOOK CLUB – SOCIETEA CAFE, GRIFFITH – FORTNIGHTLY – NEXT MEETING, 8 AM FRIDAY 28 MARCH  

The Breakfast Book Club meets fortnightly at 8 am at the Societea Cafe, 4/12 Barker St (Griffith Shops) Griffith. Enjoy a nutritional breakfast, great coffee and a hearty discussion based on a chapter of Sally Fallon’s “Nourishing Traditions”.  If you have been thinking of joining this group now is a good time.  Members have just completed reading “Nourishing Traditions” and elected to read it again!   This is because the book is information dense, a ‘conversation starter’ on all things nutrition and some book club members joined in at various chapters of the reading and are keen to complete the book discussion.  There is no charge to attend but you are obliged to purchase a cup of your favourite beverage;  a varied breakfast menu is also available. For further information email events@slowfoodcanberra.com

A couple of other food events in the region:

CAROOLA FARM PERMACULTURE OPEN DAY – SUNDAY 4 MAY

Caroola Farm is hosting an open day to celebrate permaculture, sustainability and local food/community reliance.  The vision for the day is to provide a selection of permaculture talks on subjects such as garden design, water management, passive heating/solar, healthy animal husbandry and more.  We understand that there will also be farm tours, information tents, local produce for sale, food tastings and more.  Further information is available from www.caroolafarm.com.au or penny@caroolafarm.com.au.

If you would like to join Slow Food go to the following link  http://www.slowfood.com/joinus/membership/australia