Archive | February, 2010

&Union tasting review from Main Ingredient

February 25, 2010


Those bubbly gourmets-about-town John and Lynne Ford from Sea Point’s invaluable Main Ingredient were at our &Union beer tasting and wrote up about it in their weekly newsletter. “Yesterday evening, we attended a Slow Food function at & Union Beer Saloon/Charcuterie in Riebeeck Square off Bree Street, in the basement of the old St Stephen’s […]

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Spier Biodynamic Farm Visit

February 24, 2010

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Forget about chocolate eggs and chickens for Easter – come see the real thing! In early March Slow Food Mother City will be visiting the Biodynamic Farm on Spier Estate outside Stellenbosch.

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The unexpected splendiferousness of artisan beer

February 24, 2010

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Last night I discovered something I suppose I ought to have known. Something I should have guessed at, but never thought to question… All beer is not equal. All beer is not flung together in the space of a few days to pump out to the masses. All beer is not crafted with care, using only natural ingredients and no added preservatives, colourants or any other ‘funny’ stuff.

Some beer is special. Some beer takes 12 weeks to create and should be savoured just as respectfully. Some beer can blow a girl’s mind.

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Saltare Food & Wine Pairing

February 22, 2010

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Not a Slow Food Mother City event, but one we feel fits the bill, and in which you may be interested! Saltare is a boutique winery in Stellenbosch which creates wines using biodynamic principles. They are also pledged to keeping the production of their wines carbon neutral. The Saltare Food & Wine Pairing will take place on Saturday March the 6th at the Oude Libertas Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market.

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Beer & Food Pairing event at &Union

February 11, 2010


Slow Food Mother City invites you to join us this February for a beer and food pairing experience at &Union. On the evenings of 23 and 25 February 2010, we will be introduced to the world of unfiltered, lovingly crafted artisan beer.

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Celebrating Food at Green Drinks Newlands

February 10, 2010

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Slow Food Mother City will be giving a brief presentation at next week’s Newlands-based Green Drinks. We’d love to meet all you fellow Slow Food enthusiasts out there, and we’ll be giving more details on our planned events and expeditions for the year ahead.

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