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Slow Food: Reconnecting with our food by Dax Villanueva

July 16, 2010

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Catch Slow Food Mother City committee member, Dax at a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk at IDASA next week. He’ll be chatting about Slow Food and how we need to reconnect with our food. We need to be aware of where it comes from and how it was produced so that we can change this system.

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To the heart of good eating

June 27, 2010

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Pan-fried calves liver at Catherina's at Steenberg

When Catharina’s started running a Meat-free Mondays menu late last year, some restaurant reviewers thought they’d gone nuts (and lentils). But the initiative (which ties into a global movement) has been a success, and now Catharina’s is once again making a quirky stand by introducing Free-range Fridays. Executive Chef Garth Almazan explains the concept, which […]

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Fungi Foray

June 26, 2010

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Tiny mushroom

Father’s Day dawned gloriously with perfect mushrooming weather – a crisp, clear morning after half a week of soaking rains. More than thirty slowfooders of all ages joined us to forage for fungi at the Tokai Arboretum… here’s a review with photos, and a recipe for mushroom soup!

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A wonderful day out at Backsberg

May 17, 2010

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Saturday the 27th of March dawned drizzly and overcast, which was a relief after a cooking hot week. A group of us set off for Backsberg, hoping the rain would clear so we could enjoy the planned biodiversity walk with Simon Back. By the time we drove into the estate, the rain had abated, but […]

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Sunny side up!

March 9, 2010

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Remember that old Farmer Brown ad: ‘They taste so good, ’cause they eat so good’? It turns out that a diet of grubs, grass, grain, fresh air and sunshine makes the tastiest chickens of all. On 6 March 2010 a group of Slow Fooders visited Spier to learn more about their biodynamic farming methods. In […]

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Mother Earth Day – Food24.com

December 13, 2009

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Heather Parker of Food24.com digs up some cool ways to celebrate Mother Earth Day (Terra Madre) around the world. Slow Food Mother City’s gathering was on the list…

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