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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!

Slow Food Brisbane was represented by Noelene and Ian McBride at The Animal Welfare Horizons, Brisbane. 4thDecember, 2019

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Slow Food Brisbane committee wishes all members and friends a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Thank you to all of you who have supported Slow Food Brisbane throughout 2019.  It was wonderful to see so many members and friends at the superb and memorable Terra Madre Slow Food dinner at Parliament House on 11thDecember. Executive Chef Andrew McCrae provided us with a degustation of amazing sensory experiences. Extraordinary and delicious tastes were complemented by innovative contemporary presentation. Andrew explained the providence, the preparation and shared his passion for buying and using local produce. Andrew is the newest recipient of the Snail of Approval award ( that seeks to identify farmers, producers, artisans and chefs who actively promote the Slow Food values of Good, Clean, Fair, protecting food biodiversity and supporting Local. It was a wonderful celebration of Terra Madre and a perfect final Slow Food Brisbane event for 2019! This event was only possible because of Wendy’s close “SlowFood” connections with executive chef Andrew McCrae. Thank you, Andrew and Wendy.

Slow regards

See you in 2020

Noelene and Wendy

Past Events :

December 11th Terra Madre at Parliament House with acclaimed chef Andrew McCrae – a truly memorable event.

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November 12th – Taste and Waste in The School Yard – A School Kitchen Garden Event

Our thanks to the students from Cannon Hill School Kitchen Garden for sharing your garden with us and talking about your projects and future ideas. Thank you to everyone who attended.

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The August 25th – Long Table Bush Tucker Lunch with Dale Chapman – at UQ was simply amazing!

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Members’ Only Lunch – Combined Slow Food Brisbane and Dante Alighieri – La Lanterna, Redcliffe – Wednesday August 14th – Redcliffe.

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Wild and Slow at Mt Mee on July 14th was a resounding success.

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Noelene (Co-Leader Slow Food Brisbane) and Ian McBride experience the traditions, food and wine of Lucera Puglia – read more


May 13th – Dairying and Milk – an entertaining and informative evening.

Thanks to those who attended!


Gregie the farmer provided an abundance of information.  Check out the live feed of his presentation on his 4Real Milk Facebook page.

Congratulations too, to our new Snail of Approval awardees, Lyndall and Peter from Frolocking Goat.


Slow Food Brisbane was pleased to support Slow Food Youth Network Brisbane’s World Disco Soup Day!

They did a wonderful job highlighting food waste by cooking up a storm!

Is there a young person in your life who would like to connect with the Slow Food Youth Network Brisbane?  If so, please email us at and we will put you in touch with Kristen Ethell, leader of the group.


Our March event was simply eggsellent! Thanks to all who attended.

Lee Mary, Lachie and the team from QRoasters were awarded a Slow Food Brisbane Snail of Approval for bringing us great coffee that is ethically and sustainably sourced.

The gorgeous pastured eggs were supplied by Kristy and Stuart from The Produce Patch and we were delighted to hear Stuart speak about the farm, their happy chickens and what led the couple to their egg production adventure. Here is the Power Point presentation.

And, a big thank you  also to Georgina for sharing her entertaining backyard chook experience. Here is the powerpoint presentation.


Pastured Eggs, Backyard Chooks, Bagels and Sustainable Coffee – Brunch – Sunday March 24th – Stafford – 9.30 – 11.30 am

Thanks to all who joined us at Slow Food Brisbane’s first event for 2019.

For the Love of Urban Farming.  Our dinner on Valentine’s Day was a great success.


Chef, Tay Olsen took us on a flavoursome journey through urban farms of Brisbane and south-east Queensland.  We enjoyed beetroot and mushroom ravioli featuring mushrooms from Little Acres farm at West End, wild boar with local greens from Jane Street community garden and a baclava featuring south-east Queensland’s own bunya nut.  All courses were expertly matched with a full-flavoured beer brewed on site at the Newstead Brewing Co.



It was a delight to sample the locally produced mushrooms from Little Acres farm and to hear  Mickey and Amy talk about what inspired them to create their urban mushroom farm.



Delicious greens from the Jane Street Community Garden further complemented our taste experience and it was magical to hear about James and Melissa’s passion for the work they’re doing in New Farm and as educators in urban edible gardening.


2019 Committee

Slow Food Brisbane’s new committee has had its inaugural meeting for 2019 and is excited about the program being formulated for the year.  Visit our About Us page for more information about the 2019 committee and keep an eye on our Events page and Facebook for event information as it unfolds.