Slow Food at the Durban Good Food and Wine Show

KEVIN MARK PASS

The international movement, Slow Food, will be represented at Durban’s upcoming Good Food and Wine Show.

The initiative, which is supported by 150 countries worldwide, has gained momentum over the years in its aim to promote awareness over the food we eat and where it comes from. The Italian Slow Food association was founded in 1986; and after having gained much popularity, expanded to become an international movement in 1989.

The idea was developed in order to create a deeper appreciation for food by fostering a harmonious relationship between the food we eat, the environment and the individual. Some 100 000 members in 153 countries have set out to preserve seasonal, artisanal, traditional and regional cuisines as well as an eating culture that is healthy, clean and fair.

The Slow Food theatre at the Durban Good Food and Wine Show will be hosted by TV personality and former ballerina, Lorna Maseko, the acclaimed Cape Town chef, Peter Ayub and South African Masterchef finalist, Clair Allen.

A discerning foodie and Celebrity Masterchef finalist, Lorna Maseko, has a natural flair for the culinary arts. Maseko aims to promote flavoursome, healthy cuisine, while Peter Ayub, who’s a believer in sustainability, wants to prepare uncomplicated foods that are both economically and socially viable. Both are believers in the Slow Food Movement, wishing to share their vast wealth of knowledge to the festival-goers.

Attractions of theatre include interactive talks about coffee by Mark Platt, a lecture on organic grains presented by James Moffett, an appearance by Adam Robinson from Glenwood Bakery, demonstrations of yogurt, cheese and ice cream, and much more.

Slow Food takes place from 30th October to the 1st November 2015. The doors are opened to the public on Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October from 10 am – 9 pm, and Sunday 1st November from 10 am – 6 pm. Tickets are on sale through Computicket.

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