Cheese 2017, the international event organized by Slow Food and the City of Bra dedicated to high-quality and artisanal dairy products, will be held in Bra (Italy) from September 15-18 2017. This year will be particularly special, as we are celebrating the event’s 20th birthday. Cheese 2015 closed with record numbers: 270,000 visitors and over …
Last weekend, Slow Food’s Istanbul branch Fikir Sahibi Damaklar (Thinking Palates) celebrated the third-annual Yedikule marul lettuce festival, a product which is also aboard the Ark of Taste. Yedikule lettuce is a variety of Romaine lettuce that is strongly linked to both the historic and contemporary daily diet of the area. Locals used to consume this lettuce not as a salad but by serving the leaves in a glass with fresh lemon juice and salt. It is especially an important food source for the urban area of Istanbul, and was the only variety of lettuce consumed here until imported varieties arrived in recent decades.
On May 18-21, Genoa’s Porto Antico will again be hosting Slow Fish, our biennial event that combines conviviality with scientific knowledge, good fishing practices and taste education, with the aim to protect marine ecosystems.
We are the net is the motto of the eighth edition of Slow Fish. In other words, we are all part of a living, interconnected system that we act upon when we buy seafood products. Since the beginning of the Slow Fish campaign in 2004, the Slow Fish network has established a body of knowledge, exchange and relations between hundreds of “nodes”, for which Genoa is now a reference point: fishers, artisans, chefs from all over the world meet to share and support a good, clean and fair approach to the fishing sector, marine biodiversity and balance of freshwaters.
The eighth edition of Slow Fish—the international event organized by Slow Food and the Region of Liguria—will be held from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2017 in the Genoa’s Porto Antico (Italy). Dedicated to the world of fish and marine ecosystems, this international event ties together the pleasure of food with the protection of marine biodiversity. Admission to the event is free!
Bil’in is a small village in Palestine, just a few miles west of Ramallah and overlooking the West Bank wall. Here, the Slow Food Ramallah convivium runs initiatives to support the growth of organic, seasonal food. The convivium grew out of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) network called Sharaka, which was formed in 2009 to promote food sovereignty in Palestine.
At the “From Tree to Cup” festival, native varieties were celebrated and appreciated in all their glory, raising awareness among the local population of the true worth of their agricultural heritage. As Slow Food Vice-President Edie Mukibi says: “As Slow Food Uganda we are sensitizing farmers against the use of GMOs in addition to promoting the best farming practices to ensure that the final products are worth being put on the market. The approach to coffee production is that must be defined by three interconnected principals: Good, Clean and Fair.