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

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

August 2011 Event, Making Mozzarella


Learn to make mozzarella at home

With Allison Pirrie from Gourmet Gannet

At this workshop you can learn how to make your fresh mozzarella at home. 

All you need to bring is a small plastic or glass container to take
your mozzarella home (and maybe an ice pack to keep it chilled if planning to stay out 
for lunch). An apron is also good to prevent milk slashes while molding
and stretching the cheese.

After the class a few of us are planning to go for lunch in a local winery, all welcome to join in.

Sunday 21 August
10am to 12:30

Cost: Slow Food members $30, non members $40
all ingredients included

Limited to 8 participants
to secure a place contact:
09 814 8993
by Sunday 7 August

The class will be held at:

Gourmet Gannet
6 Edwin Mitchelson Road, Muriwai. 
Phone 411 8847 or 021620530

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hua Parakore

 He mihi Maioho, mai nga wharuarua o Te Waka Kai Ora ki te Motu ki te Ao. E nga Rangatira, e nga Ariki Tapaiuru e taiawhio ana ki nga hau e wha, tukua tenei powhiri hei tawharau i a tatou ki raro i te tuanui o Te Waka Kai Ora.

Tenei te minenga e whakatoo ana i nga pukenga tikanga, me nga kawa taketake o te Hua Parakore, Kei te whakaniko, kei te pohewangia ngai korakoratanga o a tatou kai Māori katoa.

After many years of mahi Te Waka Kai Ora are proud to announce the official launch of the new tikanga based indigenous tohu Hua Parakore.

Hua Parakore is a way of growing Kai Ātua or pure foods through healthy landscapes and pure seedlines producing kai that is full of energy and wellbeing.

We invite you to celebrate with Te Waka Kai Ora the attainment of the vision of our Kaumatua and Kuia by attending the launch of Hua Parakore Kai Ātua, Kai Ora, a world first in indigenous verification and labeling. The event is to be held at: 

Turnbull House, Wellington 5pm, on Thursday 14th July

 In the program: great speakers, free Hua Parakore resources and delicious Hua Parakore Kai created by our very own Chef Te Wai Hohaia. 

RSVP today at or by email  or phone 06 7546156 or 021 373519. If you are unable to make the launch but would like more information about Hua Parakore please visit or contact us. 

We thank you for your contribution to making this kaupapa a reality and look forward to your ongoing support to our growing community of Hua Parakore growers who produce Kai Ātua for our people. 

for Te Waka Kai Ora National Maori Organic Authority
PO Box 482, Kaikohe
Tel: +64-6-7546156
Mob: +64-21-353519
Ki te manaaki I te mauri o nga taonga katoa
 Ngā kaitiaki me ngā kai tautoko o tenei kaupapa. 
Nga whanau, hapu, iwi.   

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Slow Food Waitakere Committee

Following our AGM on Sunday June 19th , Slow Food Waitakere would like to warmly welcome our new committee members

Anutosh Cusack, Aldo Di Cesare and Laurel McAlpine.

They will be joining Claire Inwood, Steven Kesler, Sean Shadbolt, Gabriella Turek, Sue Greig and Alessandra Zecchini.

Our thanks goes to Joan O' Brien who is stepping down from the committee, many thanks for all of your enthusiastic input.

Best wishes for the winter months,

Slow Food Waitakere Committee


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