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Slow Food Brisbane promotes Good Clean and Fair Food for All.

We seek ways to spread the word and emphasise the importance of thinking local, buying local and valuing local.

We support local producers, food artisans and chefs who embrace the slow food philosophy of Good, Clean, Fair!

Terra Madre at Moda

This year we will be celebrating Terra Madre at Moda Restaurant where the chef is creating a delicious, seasonal menu for Slow Food Brisbane to share his passion for the food and the produce on the evening.

Date: Thursday 9 December 2021
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Moda Restaurant
The Barracks
61 Petrie Tce
Brisbane 4000

To read more and RSVP please click here

Bent Road Winery Tasting

Wine maker Glen Roberts is coming town and bringing with him a new range of wines grown and made in Ballandean.

Date: Sunday 14 November 2021
Time: 3:30pm

The Cheeseboard
Albion Fine Trades
97 Sandgate Rd
Albion 4010

Click here to read more and RSVP

Seasonal Book Club

Celebrating food writing, Slow Food Brisbane in partnership with Brisbane’s only culinary book shop, Scrumptious Reads, is hosting a seasonal book club. Join in the discussion as we read books that explore food traditions, history, production and enjoyment eating. We will meet each season to discuss books about food and its contribution to our culture, community and environment. 

Scrumptious Reads will provide a meeting space and 10% discount on books

10.30am – 12 noon
Scrumptious Reads
92A Arthur Terrace,
Red Hill

For catering and book ordering, please

RSVP at least 1 week before to by clicking on the relevant meeting date below

If you cannot make the book club meeting, but would like to purchase the book, please phone Scrumptious Reads on 0422 056 651 or email:

Our summer read Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human
by Rob Dunn and Monica Sanchez is available for purchase at Scrumptious Reads

Sunday 6 February 2022
Book to be decided

Article: Exploring Far North Queensland Indigenous and exotic fruits during Covid 2020!

Newsletter – July 2020

Check out our latest newsletter which includes post lockdown Slow & Local Lunch – Menu and Wines, Native Ingredients Cooking Class, Rani’s Spice Tour, Yajambee Farm, Luvaberry Farm (received their Snail of Approval at the Slow & Local Lunch), Gardening and Soil Regeneration and a link to Recipe Corner.

Would you like to be part of the Slow Food Brisbane team?

Now is your opportunity as we have vacancies arising on our committee and for volunteers.

If you are interested please email us at and let us know!

Lockdown Update from Wendy Downes

We are living in interesting times, but most people are finding that there something to be said for a slower more locally focused life.  Over the lockdown, Brisbane Slow Food Snails have been busy.  #SlowFoodSolidarity Here’s some of the news:

Jamie and Gabe, from Yajambee Farms have overwhelmed by community support and orders for their grass fed Angus beef.  While orders have been running hot, farm work does not stop.  At the moment the paddocks are being prepared for the winter crops. Facebook: Yajambee Farms.

The team Q-Roasters have reached out to the local farming community.  As well as ethical and sustainable coffee they had added Barambah Milk, pasture raised Eggs, Suncoast Fresh subscription fruit and vege boxes to their offering.  Another new addition is the Piggy in the Middle, regenerative farmers from Kilkivan who set up a market cart at the Q-Roasters shed every second Friday 9am to 1pm with their quality chicken, lamb and pork. Website:

Chef Dale Chapman has launched her new website with the bush food pantry, online shop and cooking classes.  As part of this Dale has been developing her online teaching skills with cooking demonstrations.  Watch Dale whip up a bush food version of pumpkin soup and damper at

Nikki from Chokolaj’ is taking the time to develop a new range of chocolate bars using only Queensland produce. Facebook: Chokola’j

Dani and Jane at Cannon Hill State School have added online teaching to their many talents.  Soon the kids will be returning to school and we will get some garden reports.

Here at The Cheeseboard we have gone online and are offering home deliveries.  Deb has become the master of our online shop.  The most exciting news is that many of the cheesemakers we work with are starting production again. Website:

Despite the pandemic, Slow International continues to support food systems and communities.

Stay safe, stay sane and support local producers where you can.

Stay Slow and Eat Local

What a start to 2020.  If the impact of drought, bushfires and floods haven’t been enough, the spread of COVID-19 throughout Australia and the rest of the world has given cause to bring in many restrictions to life as we know it and we have already started changing many everyday behaviours, including the way we socialise, work and shop.

At Slow Food Brisbane we have made the decision to postpone all events until further notice.  The safety of our members, guests and snails is a priority.  Our calendar of events will resume when it is considered safe to do so.

In the meantime, Slow Food Brisbane would like to emphasise the importance of supporting our local producers, food artisans and chefs so that they can have the opportunity to make it through this difficult time.  Most small businesses are still open to the public, with certain hygiene policies in place, as well as making themselves more available online and working out delivery options for those of you that are self-isolating.  The consumer choices of people can be the last straw for already struggling businesses.  Let’s all get out there, or get on the internet or phone, and show everyone that buying local is more important now than ever before.

During these crazy times, Slow Food Brisbane will continue with promoting good, clean and fair food for all and ask you all to Stay Slow and Eat Local! 

Article: Regenerative agriculture as an effective response to climate change and to building sustainability.

Past Events :

Dinner at Mu’ooz
Wednesday 6 October 2021

Towri Sheep Cheeses Farm Visit
Sunday 5 September 2021

Join us as Carolyn Davison & the team at Towri welcome us to their farm.

Coolmunda Organic Olives
Thursday 22nd July 2021

Please join us for an evening tasting Coolmunda Olives from the southern Darling Downs

Ripiena Laboratorio di Pasta
Date: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Join us for an authentic Italian adventure with Nicolo’ Campagnari, Founder and head chef at
Ripiena. Passionate about preserving, protecting and sharing traditional recipes from Northern Italy, Ripiena serves up authentic pasta made by hand every day.

Introduction to Native Ingredients & Plants

Join us for a workshop that explores native ingredients and their uses by chef and Brisbane Slow Food Snail Dale Chapman.

Slow Food Brisbane AGM
Date: Thursday 18th February 2021

Read the review of our 2020 Annual General Meeting , followed by a BBQ showcasing Eco Valley Produce from Goomburra and ethically sourced and baked goodies by Indie Treats.