We have been in existence since 2001 and have around 80 members. We host monthly events varying from taste workshops, to visits to small producers and themed dinners where we aim to learn about different products and cultural foods.
E-mail sent by Brian Dick, Thursday, 4th January 2018 @ 7:30pm
Dear Slow Food friends
Next Sunday the 7th January, at 3.00 pm at the Randpark Golf Club, Slow Food Johannesburg members, who knew Andrew, are invited to celebrate his life.
Andrew was our past chairman, a long serving and highly active committee member of our movement for over 19 years; and who sadly passed away a few weeks before Christmas. Andrew’s vast and fine knowledge of wine origins, his love of healthy food, connected profoundly with Slow Food’s original philosophy of knowing where your food comes from and how it is prepared.
In committee he gave of his time as generously as he shared his fine breads, compared rare wines from his cellar; in addition to the successful Slow Food events he directed.
A life well lived and shared with friends and colleagues - and for which we will long remember.
The club address is Setperk Street, Randpark, Johannesburg
E-mail sent by Brian Dick, Sunday, 3rd December 2017 @ 5:46pm
Greetings Slow Fooders
Linden is a suburb on the move and now an new initiative which will change the face of the suburb for ever.
Geoff Green, Slow Food's convenor of the 10 000 Gardens project has been contracted to develop a model urban farm in 7th Street. This garden will grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables and we know will have huge influence on schools, residents and restaurants.
We invite you to join us on Sunday 10th December to hear about the vision that the land owners, Geoff and Slow Food share, learn about the methods and share in a long table lunch, right in the garden-to-be.
It is also Terra Madre Day, the day that Slow Food celebrates eating local around the world - a perfect launch for this great initiative.
The menu will include a range of salads and a fire pit-roasted hind quarter of indigenous Nguni beef.
We will supply banking details with your booking confirmation.
E-mail sent by Brian Dick, Friday, 13th October 2017 @ 9:55pm
Slow Food Johannesburg, together with generous donors have sponsored cheese industry specialists enabling them to travel to Bra, home to the largest cheese show in the world, knowing that the experience will positively impact the industry and the individuals in particular.
Every two years (alternating with Terra Madre) Slow Food hold an event called ‘Cheese’ held in the town of Bra, south of Turin, where over 400 artisan cheese makers and thousands of their wares are displayed in the closed-off streets of the town. Between 15thand 18th September the eleventh ‘Cheese’ brought together the artisan cheese makers, affineurs and retailers from over 50 countries to share their knowledge, heritage and tastes.
AND WE WERE THERE!
Italy and food – an almost unbreakable bond which conjures up iconic images of cheese, pasta, coffee and ice cream, to mention a few.
We invite you to attend a dinner celebrating all that is Italian and a presentation of our participation and impressions from the largest cheese show in the world. We will be tasting cheeses from Italy smuggled back to highlight unusual international tastes as well as local cheeses that were presented by the team to the world cheese fraternity in Italy.
We will, in keeping with the trip, be serving a delicious 4-course Italian inspired dinner and will be joined by special guest Danie Crowther from Noah’s Cheese in Clarens who travelled with us to Italy.
So do we measure up in South Africa? Join us and find out!