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Slow Food Johannesburg AGM

Slow Food Johannesburg 2017 AGM Wednesday 17 May with guest speaker Anna Trapido

Slow Food Johannesburg AGM: Wednesday 17 May 2017 Members and guests are invited to join us in this year’s Slow Food Johannesburg Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17 May 2017 at March restaurant, Melrose Arch. A special evening is planned for this year’s Slow Food Johannesburg AGM following a momentous past year which we will […]

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Slow Meat Durban Eat-in Featuring Zulu Mutton

Sunday 31st July 2016 12h00 – 16h00 Durban Country Club Following on the success of last years Beef event, Slow Meat returns this year with another exciting event featuring indigenous mutton. 10 KZN celebrity chefs cooking 10 different cuts Comparative tasting between Zulu and commercially grown mutton. 12 artisan producers selling handcrafted products and fresh produce […]

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10 000 Gardens For Africa – Why not 10 000 For South Africa

With the past years drought, food security is severely threatened and the need to find ways of alleviating the plight of many thousands of poor and unemployed people should be the concern of us all.  The discovery that right on our doorstep many people are working to help themselves is a revelation and something Slow […]

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The Special Value of Food Markets

In the last thirty years, food companies and supermarkets have succeeded in bringing down the price of food, when measured as a percentage of workers’ earnings. The downside has been a devastating effect on available variety due to the small and craft products not being as easily available in shopping malls. Following that an unnecessary […]

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Visit to the Dosa Hut, Fordsburg

On Sunday 29 July, we’re heading to the Dosa Hut, Fordsburg, to explore a popular South India breakfast food, the dosa (pronounced doh-sah). A dosa is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. An indigenous dish, it is a staple food item in the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu, […]

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Discovering indigenous vegetables at ARC

Indigenous vegetables were the focus of a Slow Food Johannesburg organised tour of the Agricultural Reseach Council (ARC) in Roodeplaat. We visited ARC’s Vegetable and Ornamental Plant Institute, where they conduct fundamental and applied research on commercial crops and also indigenous vegetables. Willem Kilian from ARC conducted our tour. He introduced the group to a […]

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