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Welcome to Slow Food Australia. We are all about Good, Clean and Fair Food for all. As members of the global grassroots Slow Food network, we believe we can all play a part in fixing our broken food system and help protect our food biodiversity. By understanding where our food comes from, how and by whom it was produced and whether the price we pay for it is fair, even our small everyday decisions can make a difference. If you care about supporting local Australian farmers, fishermen, protecting our food sovereignty and learning more about eating tasty, seasonal, fresh and wholesome food, Slow Food Australia may be the organisation you have been looking for. We hope you will join us!

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Climbing on her soap box to denounce the use of foam packaging or to sing the praises of home-grown recipes, Chef Bo Songvisava sets an example that everyone can follow. Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava is h [...]

Peru is facing a very strange situation. Since 2013 the country has had legislation that has served as a model for Latin America as a whole, the “Law for the Promotion of Healthy Food for Children and [...]

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi (author of Bread, Wine and Chocolate, recently translated into italian by Slow Food Editore) took some time from her Italian book tour to visit the Slow Food head [...]

According to one of the many elaborations of the “butterfly effect” theory, the smallest beat of a butterfly’s wings can lead directly to the formation of a hurricane on the other side of the planet. [...]

The University of Gastronomic Sciences, the educational institute founded by Slow Food in 2004, held the Migranti Film Festival on June 10 – 12 at the university campus in Pollenzo, Italy. The film fe [...]

Think about your favorite homemade recipe. Perhaps it’s that savory stuffing that your mother recreates without fail every Christmas. Or, it’s the birthday cake that your mother tries to recreate, but [...]

Climate change is no new news, but in light of an announcement that the US would withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, I thought it most pertinent to write about how good, clean, and fair food contribu [...]

I like to think of myself as a food explorer, think Indiana Jones of the edible world but with no fedora and a lot more carrots. When I’m not busy picking, preserving and purchasing kilner I can be fo [...]

It’s no accident that the Slow Food movement originated in Italy, where the concepts of good, clean and fair are engrained in the nation’s culinary traditions. However, the country has not been immune [...]

Vivian Maeda – Slow Food Scotland – Chef Alliance Coordinator stops by at Glenapp Castle and enjoys a Slow coffee break with Chef David Alexander. Q: Chef David, tell me, you have worked in this indus [...]

The 2016 Australian Slow Food Conference held in Mildura November 17 to 20 was a huge success! We have started a wrap-up of the proceedings with more to come. Visit the Conference page for further det [...]

The inaugural Australian Terra Madre event to be held in Mildura on 19 November will feature a speakers panel on the theme of ‘Our food, our country: Good, clean, fair in our past, present and future’ [...]

In addition to a spectacular menu featuring the best of local Sunraysia produce, guests at the Slow Salt Dinner in November 2016 can expect to dine in a spectacular Sunraysia setting: Murray River Sal [...]

One of community group Slow Food Mildura’s principal activities is fundraising to support school kitchen gardens in the Sunraysia and Northern Mallee region. This year the group received a record numb [...]

It’s olive time! Come join us and have fun harvesting olives. When: Sunday 8 May 2016 (Mother’s Day) from 9am Where: Bawdens property, Etiwanda ave (river side of Etiwanda wetlands) Fee: no charge for [...]

Those who shared our delicious seaweed inspired lunch at the Schoolhouse last year might be interested to watch Landline 4 June episode on ABC Iview. It features Dr Pia Winberg’s work at the Shoalhave [...]

Date: Sunday 27 August at 8.45 am until 4pm Venue: Kangaroo Valley Hall, Osborne Park Cost: expected to be $165, includes lunch and recipes and samples. This workshop will cover the  basics  of cheese [...]

The Hunter Valley are coordinating the National Conference this year. It is only 5 weeks away.  If you are planning to come it is time to book! A conference highlight is a chance to hear Bruce Pascoe [...]

Slow Food Saddleback is joining with the Kiama Farmers Market to help raise much needed funds to keep the market running smoothly. A special dinner featuring all produce from market stallholders will [...]

Date: Saturday 22 July, 10.30am Place: Uniting Church Hall, 69 Albert St Berry                                       Cost: $30 Slow Food Members or $40 non members  Learn how to make fermented foods a [...]

Huge scholarship opportunity for a young Tasmanian chef! Slow Food Hobart in association with TasTafe and THA welcome applications for their bi-annual scholarship. On offer is a once in a lifetime opp [...]

Some encouraging feedback and thoughts from Gav Williams on our local food scene. As a passionate local food advocate my recent visit to Hobart, Bruny Island and the Huon Valley was always going to ha [...]

Find out what’s happening in Slow Food in Hobart. [...]

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to their community and the environment. [...]

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