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Update on Slow Food Brisbane Terra Madre lunch, 10th December

This event promises to be a wonderful bush tucker gastronomic experience thanks to chef Dale Chapman. In addition our guest speaker Michele Mascher of Ugly Duck Preserves will educate and delight us with her story of rescue and sustainability as she explains how she takes gorgeous “misshaped” ugly fruit and gives them a second chance to shine.

We invite members and friends of Slow Food Brisbane to join us for our final event for 2017, which promises to be a great finale!


Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions and production and show how our network is using its creativity and knowledge to express our love for the planet and defend the future for the next generations.  

Since 2009, each year on Slow Food’s anniversary, December 10, food communities and Slow Food convivia all around the world celebrate local eating, agricultural biodiversity and sustainable food production with hundreds of events ranging from collective meals, fundraisers, community festivals, protests, workshops for children, excursions to producers and much more.  It is our way of demonstrating diversity and Slow Food’s philosophy of good, clean and fair food to communities, the media and decision makers.  Join the celebrations this year!

Slow Food Brisbane invites you to:

Terra Madre Day Lunch – 10th December, 12.30-4pm

at FoodConnect 1/8 Textile Cres, Salisbury QLD 4107 with Chef, Dale Chapman.

Where:  FoodConnect* 1/8Textile Cres, Salisbury QLD 4107 (http://foodconnectfoundation.org.au/)

Cost: $60 members, $65 non members.

Includes a two course lunch, two glasses of wine.

RSVP: 1st December to slowfoodbrisbaneinc@gmail.com. Payment details: Slow Food Brisbane: Bendigo Bank: Acct: 144743507  BSB: 633 000. Please put your name in the reference field.

All members are invited to also attend the Slow Food Brisbane Annual General Meeting

which will be held prior to the lunch from 11.30 to 12.30pm.

Slow Food Brisbane Inc.

Slow food brings together pleasure of taste and responsibility for what we eat.

Some of you may already know the origins of slow food but it really makes a story worth repeating and is a far cry from what many people think when they hear “slow Food” talked about.

Slow food was founded in 1989 in Italy to counteract fast food and globalization, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the world around us. Slow Food’s approach to agriculture is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

Good a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture

Clean produced in harmony with the environment and human health

Fair accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small scale producers.

Recently Endangered Foods have been highlighted. Slow Food is creating an “Ark of Taste” of endangered fruits, vegetables, plants, crops, seeds, animals within all countries with a view to protecting food biodiversity.

Members belong to groups called “convivia”. Brisbane slow food convivium enjoy sharing everyday tastes and pleasures of eating good foods, creating an awareness of locally produced foods and spreading that knowledge. In addition we are actively involved in promoting the importance of taste experiences and taste education through school kitchen gardens. Our goal is to establish relationships with farmers and producers in order to protect food biodiversity. We invite you to join us: http://www.slowfood.com/joinus/membership/australia

Noelene McBride    Leader    Slow Food Brisbane Inc
slowfoodbrisbaneinc@gmail.com    0408637791

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