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, November 29, 2011

Celebrate Terra Madre Day, 10 December 2011

Dear all,

On December 10 the global network of Slow Food and Terra Madre comes together to celebrate Terra Madre Day and promote local food.

Slow food Waitakere cordially invites you to celebrate Terra Madre Day
on Saturday 10 December 2011

Where: Oratia Farmers Market, 99 Parrs Cross Road, Oratia, Auckland.

Meeting and greeting, and photos at 11:00 am, at the TM delegates Karlene & Terry Shaw-Toomey’s stall (Earthbound Honey).

Lunch at Artisan Vineyard Restaurant (next to the Farmers Market)
If you like to attend lunch please rsvp to Gabriella Turek

Free parking for the market and the restaurant.

We look forward to meeting you there,


The Slow Food Waitakere Committee 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Making sugar flowers, slowly

On Tuesday morning a few Slow food Waitakere ladies met for a convivial cup of tea, and to make sugar roses and flowers together. It was lovely to take time to make food together, while talking around the table. Thank you to all who attended.

 Photos by Alessandra Zecchini©

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Slow Food Waitakere Workshop: Making Fondant Roses and Flowers

photo: Alessandra Zecchini

Spend a morning learning how to make yourself beautiful fondant roses and flowers to decorate your cakes, cupcakes and petit fours. Perfect for edible Christmas presents and special occasions, these flowers can be stored and will lasts for weeks. You don’t need any previous experience in sugar craft. Coffee and tea will be served. Please bring a container to take home your creations. Limited to 6 participants so book early.

Date: 22 November 2011, 10am-12pm           
Where: 783 West Coast Rd, Oratia, Auckland
Cost: Slow Food members free, non-members $10 donation to Terra Madre
RSVP: Alessandra (09) 814 8993 or


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