Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.


Slow Food Auckland, formerly Slow Food Waitakere, is registered as a charitable entity. Registration Number: CC38263, please click here to read our Rules and Regulations

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guided tour of the ‘Kai to Pie’ exhibition at Auckland Museum, Saturday 10 July & Sausage making class with Greg Scopas, Sunday 8 August


Upcoming Slow Food events for July & August




Guided tour of the ‘Kai to Pie’ exhibition at Auckland Museum, Saturday 10 July & Sausage making class with Greg Scopas, Sunday 8 August






Kai to Pie exhibition tour

Where: Auckland Museum - Meet in foyer at rear of the building

When: Saturday 10 July, 10.15am for a 10.30am start

Cost: Free (entry to Museum by donation)

Bookings are essential - email or phone Claire on 818 2192 or seeq@paradise.net.nz


Join us for a guided tour of the Kai to Pie exhibition at Auckland Museum which will be followed by a ‘haggis ceremony’ at 11am. Bring a beverage of your choice in a bottle or flask and light snack, and weather permitting, we can wander down to the band rotunda for lunch.



World on a Plate: Scottish

“Fair fa’ yer honest, sonsie face. Great chieftain o’ the pudden race!” wrote Robert Burns in his fond ode to that most Scottish of foods, haggis.Scotland’s distinctive cuisine is informed by their fascinating history: the arrival of Viking cooking methods in the 9th century and close association with France and its food in the 16th century. The Scots have also learnt to make the best use of their surroundings, from the rugged mountains, lakes and lochs, to the fertile valleys and moorlands. Join us for a Scottish haggis ceremony, accompanied by the bagpipes of the City of Sails Pipe Band.





Sausage making class with Greg Scopas




Come join artisan sausage maker Greg Scopas for a morning to learn about the art of sausage making. The cost of the course includes a light lunch, olive oil tasting (from Greg’s own olive grove), some sausages to take home, and a small bottle of olive oil!

Participants need to bring a cool bag for your sausages and there will be fresh olive oil available for sale for those wanting to stock up. (1 ltr, 3 ltrs & 5 ltrs)


Where: 7 Harding Rd, Hoteo North (5km south of Wellsford in State Highway 16)

When: Sunday 8 August, starts at 10am (light lunch from 12 – 1pm)

Cost: Slow Food Members $75, Non Members $85 ($10 Slow Food donation towards Terra Madre fundraising)

Payable on the day - please bring cash or a cheque (no eftpost)

Bookings are essential - email or phone Claire on 818 2192 or seeq@paradise.net.nz to secure a place.



Regards,

The Slow Food Waitakere Committee

http://slowfoodwaitakere.blogspot.com/

www.slowfood.com

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