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

Friday, November 23, 2012

Pizza Oven Building Class

Our Slow Food members Dan and Kazuyo are organizing this very interesting class, so I am passing the information on if you live in the Auckland area and are interested.

Pizza Oven Building Class on Dec. 1st and 2nd at PineValley B&B

Grant Steven, known for his hand built clay pizza ovens is coming for two days
to teach how to replicate his large example that will be built in the outdoor 
kitchen at 48 Young Access, Silverdale (Dairy Flat on google map).  Please bring gumboots, your camera,
and some energy to get this hands on experience that will save you thousands
of dollars when you take the knowledge to your garden.

Where: PineValley B&B
                        48 Young Access, Dairy Flat, 0992
                        phone : 09-442-5701, or 027-9191808

When : 1st and 2nd of December (Sat and Sun) 
                        from 10 am to 4 pm.

Cost : $40/ day or $70/ both days (better to come both days to get the complete information)

Please bring gum boots and own lunch.  Snacks and drinks with be served.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Slow Food Visit to Grey Lynn Community Gardens

Today around 20 members and friends of Food Waitakere visited the Grey Lynn Community Gardens, an inspiring place. Our hosts were gardeners Fionna Hill and Lynne Walker and we would like to thank them for welcoming us. 

Fionna talked about the running of the garden as a community, and also about growing microgrees. We learned a lot about different plants and had time to have a good walk around and admire the produce.

After the garden tour ten of us went to a nearby cafe to have brunch and a chat. It was a lovely day and we definitely look forward to visit more community gardens and get involved too, so watch this place for more gardening news!

Thank you all for coming, see you at the next Slow Food Waitakere event!

Photos by Alessandra Zecchini ©


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