Join with us in celebrating the food, wine and produce of the Canberra/southern NSW region !

Slow Food promotes 'good, clean and fair' food for all:

- 'good' means nutritious food that is part of a local food culture;

- 'clean' means not harmful to the environment, animal welfare or human health; and

- 'fair' means accessible prices for consumers and fair returns, pay and conditions for producers.

Slow Food Events

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IT’S THE CHESTNUT SEASON!  COOKING CLASS, LUNCH AND PRODUCER VISIT – A CELEBRATION OF LOCAL AND SEASONAL PRODUCE – SUNDAY 4 MAY COMMENCING AT 10 AM

Join us to celebrate the chestnut season at Le Tres Bon Restaurant at Bungendore and Tweenhills Chestnut Orchard at Hoskinstown.  Firstly French Chef Christophe Gregoire will conduct a chestnut cooking class which will be followed by a two course culinary chestnut experience.  The menu, which is suitable for vegetarians, is chestnut, goat cheese and leek quiche and chestnut ice cream including a glass of matching wine.  After lunch we will visit chestnut producers Heather and John Kane at their property Tweenhills at Hoskinstown where we will learn about chestnut cultivation and harvesting.  From tree to table –  you will learn all about chestnuts and how you can enjoy them at home.   Chestnuts will be available for sale at the orchard but we understand there are no EFTPOS facilities.  This cost of this event is $55 for Slow Food members and $60 for non members.  A flyer is attached.  We thank Josephine Gregoire for organising this event for us. Bookings and prepayment are essential to events@slowfoodcanberra.com

Further details about Le Tres Bon Restaurant are at http://www.letresbon.com.au/index.html and

Tweenhills Chestnut Orchard are at http://tweenhillschestnuts.com.au/   

MORE THAN A BREAD WORKSHOP – 9 AM TO 3 PM, SUNDAY 1 JUNE

If you were unable to attend the workshop scheduled for 5 April, there is another opportunity on Sunday 1 June.

Not only will you learn to make a superb spelt sourdough bread from master baker, Matthew Hulse, formerly of Dojo Bakery in Braidwood, but you will also learn about the science of nutrition in bread making from Matthew along with Rob Gourlay, an environmental scientist of Phi’on at Mongarlowe, who specialises in the live probiotics used in soils and the dough starters to achieve the most nutrient-rich bread.  The event will include a long table lunch;  please bring your own drinks and a plate to share.  There will be bread ready too!  You are asked to wear comfortable clothes and solid shoes and you may like to bring an apron.  The venue is Mangiri, a bushland retreat at Mongarlowe which is a half hour drive from Braidwood.  See  http://www.phion.com.au/index.php  Cost is $120.  For bookings contact sarah@phion.com.au.  and for payments and further information please contact Stephanie Gourlay at Phi’on on 4842 8182 or steph@phion.com.au

 

BREAKFAST BOOK CLUB – SOCIETEA CAFE, GRIFFITH – FORTNIGHTLY – NEXT MEETING, 8 AM FRIDAYS 9 MAY AND 23 MAY

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:

PICK YOUR OWN APPLES AND PEARS

If you are interested in picking your own apples and pears, the following advertisements have appeared in the press:

APPLES:  RED GALA,  JONATHAN,  GRANNY SMITH ==> http://allclassifieds.com.au/gardens-plants/plants-trees/pick-your-own-apples-organically-grown-4-kg/ad42ed94eec0451f4398826d0dbd31f897c6?viewstatus=0d884b4ca2684105b6f9d9459cc9c671

PEARS:  BUERRE BOSC,  WILLIAM BARTLETT

==> http://allclassifieds.com.au/gardens-plants/plants-trees/pick-your-own-pears-organically-grown-4-kg/ad42c3357814bd2643eeaa483f82e3e5c0ca?viewstatus=0d884b4ca2684105b6f9d9459cc9c671

 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.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY DINNER 2014 – SATURDAY 31 MAY

The Conservation Council is celebrating World Environment Day with a dinner at the National Arboretum on Saturday 31 May.  This will be a three course meal preceded by champagne and canapes.  Chef Janet Jeffs will design a seasonal menu in consultation with local producers.  Tickets are available at http://conservationcouncil.org.au/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=18

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