Slowfood Student Dinner


The inaugural Slowfood Student meeting was a dinner at the Vault & Garden.

See the pictures, and read the Guardian article.

Visit to Heath Farm near Swerford


Heath FarmBlessed with a cool bright breezy day, a dozen or so of us walked David's farm, admiring the walnut and hazelnut trees, of which there must have been ten different varieties - all tasted, although not yet quite ripe. David grows many of the trees for timber, as selling nuts is not commercially viable on this scale and he runs a joinery and furniture making business. He is also growing several acres of hazel coppice, which is very popular for use as bean poles.

Oxford brings the best local produce to "Celebrate the Taste"


Did you know that today we rely on very few crop species for human consumption-less than 30 plants for example provide 95% of the world's nutrition. Indeed, in the past century Europe has lost nearly 85% of its agricultural products.

Slow Food launched a series of projects in UK to protect agricultural biodiversity. Through a series of dinners, Slow Food raised funds to defend the UK's agricultural heritage and gastronomic traditions.

Inaugural Book Group Meeting


Our first book group meeting took place on 29 March at the Summertown Wine Café, and was a great success. The book we had chosen to read was Last Chance to Eat: The Fate of Taste in a Fast Food World, by Gina Mallet.

Visit to Bristol Farmers' Market


This event was organised in conjunction with Slow Food Bristol

On arrival at the St Nicholas Market area in Corn Street, Bristol, everyone had to take refuge in Café Nero to warm up before inspecting the market. It's larger than Oxford Farmers' market and much more varied

SF UK Leaders meeting


On 1 April, I attended the SF UK Leaders meeting in London at "Flaneur" Food Hall and Restaurant on Farringdon Road. Highly recommended to food lovers for dinner, shopping and take away. The owner is a Slow Food member, hence the venue for the meeting. SF UK Board members were all present with presentations on progress with the UK office, fund raising strategies and new marketing packages.