Slow Food in Australia

Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Our concept of food is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair.

News

Remembering Edward O. Wilson, father of sociobiology and biodiversity

Tuesday 28th December. “Biodiversity’ is a recent word – Edward O. Wilson used it for the first time in 1986 – and it is a somewhat difficult word, which interests few people, mainly those who study it. In fact, it should be everyone’s business, because it refers to life itself, from the smallest level (genes), to animal and plant species, to the most complex levels, the ecosystems".

Are you consuming food that is good for you and the planet?

Consume Good Food
Tuesday 21 December 2021. Slow Food International has prepared a great material to put your food-fact knowledge to the test and clear some of the myths surrounding our favorite food. This is not about the five-second rule or if swallowing a watermelon seed will make a plant grow in your stomach, but to teach us the relationship between food that is healthy for us, the producers, and the environment, and of course, tasty.

Analysis on Production of Cured Pork Products

Wednesday, 17th November 2021. We are pleased to invite you to read Slow Food's new research study "European Quality Schemes, Between Identity-Shaping Values and the Market", by Chiara Palandri, Raffaella Ponzio, and Piero Sardo The study is an analysis of the production specifications for 176 cured pork products registered under one of the European Union's quality schemes, it fits in perfectly with the theme of this year's Cheese, "Consider the Animals.

Projects

Perpetual Food Bowl Initiative

Have you ever toyed with the idea of growing a little of your own food but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you don’t have much space? We have just the package for you – introducing our new perpetual Food Bowl Kit! This exciting new project is designed to encourage and support novice gardeners to have a go at growing some food in their own space and it is wholly funded by Slow Food Hunter Valley.

Food Education

Slow Food believes that by understanding where our food comes from, how it was produced, and by whom, adults and children can learn how to combine pleasure and responsibility in daily choices and appreciate the cultural and social importance of food.

Earth Market

It is an international network of markets that works in accordance with the principles of Slow Food. The protagonists are small producers and food craftsmen. They sell only what they produce and can personally guarantee the quality of their products which are local, fresh, and seasonal. In Australia, Slow Food Hunter Valley organises the Maitland Earth Market.

Events

The movie"Rosemary's Way" and the star of the film, Rosemary Kariuki

Rosemary's Way
Kiama, NSW12 Dec 2021
Slow Food Saddleback is holding a special event to celebrate Terra Madre. It will be on Sunday 12 December at the Pavilion in Kiama. An afternoon/evening Slow Food delicious light food event and the showing of the film "Rosemary's Way" which evidences that "welcome" is more than a word, it is a movement. Rosemary Kariuki, the star of the film is this year’s Australian of the Year, (local hero), is attending on the day as our guest at the request of our members.

Wattle Seed Harvest and Bushfood Lunch

Beverley, WA12 Dec 2021
Swan Valley and Eastern Regions Slow Food and Noongar Land Enterprise Group (NLE) have organised a beautiful and tasty activity to commemorate Terra Madre and the end of the year. The event will be held on the 12th December from 10 am to 3 pm in Beverley.

Celebrate Terra Madre at the Readers Café

Hunter Valley, NSW10 Dec 2021
Slow Food Hunter Valley is commemorating Terra Madre 2021 with a picnic for volunteers and producers at Reader’s Café. Every attendant will enjoy a picnic box filled with delicious savory and sweet treats and a Christmas drink or two. Just provide your chair or picnic rug and enjoy this celebration!

Terra Madre 2021

Terra Madre is the largest international event dedicated to food, the environment, agriculture, and food politics, organized by Slow Food and it is a unique opportunity to meet and hear from the activists, food producers, cooks, experts, academics, and youth who work daily to shape the future of food in a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable direction.

Terra Madre Day 2021 is going to run from the 1st to the 10th of December. In some regions of Australia, our convivia are organising activities to showcase the values and principles of Terra Madre, which this year is promoting “Back to the Roots: Food and Community”.

Terra Madre in Australia

Check the events that are happening in the Oceania region.

Terra Madre International

Visit Slow Food International for more information of what is happening in other regions.