Slow Food Week 2014 dates announced

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The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd April 2014
This year’s Slow Food Week has been announced to take place from Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th June. Set to be the biggest and best yet, Slow Food Week 2014 will see the introduction of seven new Forgotten Foods that have been personally nominated by chefs from the Slow Food Chef Alliance.   Slow Food’s Chef Alliance spokesperson, Richard Corrigan said: “Slow Food’s cause is very close to my heart. I am absolutely amazed how every year it’s gone from strength to strength and moreover, I am delighted to kick off the third annual Slow Food Week at my restaurant Corrigan’s Mayfair with other great chefs from the Alliance.”   Providing a forum to reinforce Slow Food UK’s work with local artisan producers and suppliers to preserve British edible biodiversity, Slow Food Chef Alliance celebrations and fund-raisers will be taking place in England, Scotland and Wales. Slow Food Week 2014 will kick off on 1st June with an evening at Corrigan’s Mayfair in London, where Richard Corrigan will be offering a spectacular Forgotten Foods dinner alongside six other chefs from the Slow Food Chef Alliance: Angela Hartnett, Atul Kochhar, Emily Watkins, Ross Lewis, Shaun Hill and Valentine Warner. On 2nd June, Andy McFadden will host a fabulous Forgotten Foods dinner with Adam Simmonds, Francesco Mazzei, Tom Van Zeller and Tom Aikens at L’Autre Pied, supported by Lavazza. And on 5th June a ‘Slow Food’s Women in Food’ talk will be lead by Craig Sams.   Other chefs already confirmed to take part in Slow Food Week 2014 with celebratory events and menus are Sam Harris of Zucca who will be hosting a six course tasting menu supported by Highland Park Whisky, Steve Drake of Drake’s, Kenneth Culhane of The Dysart Petersham and William Drabble of Seven Park Place.   Provisional Slow Food Week 2014 UK Event Calendar:   Sunday, 1st June:
  • Richard Corrigan is hosting a Forgotten Foods tasting menu with other Chefs from the Chef Alliance at Corrigan’s Mayfair including Angela Hartnett, Atul Kochhar, Emily Watkins, Ross Lewis, Shaun Hill and Valentine Warner.
Monday, 2nd June:
  • Andy McFadden will be hosting a Forgotten Foods dinner with Adam Simmonds, Francesco Mazzei, Tom Van Zeller and Tom Aikens at L’Autre Pied, supported by Lavazza
Tuesday, 3rd June:
  • The Chef Table with Sam Harris at Zucca, where you can enjoy a 6 course tasting menu together with Sam, including welcome champagne and Highland Park Whisky
Wednesday, 4th June:
  • Forgotten Foods Lunch at Drake’s Restaurant by Steve Drake in Surrey
Thursday, 5th June:
  • Slow Food Seasonal Dinner at Seven Park Place by William Drabble
  • ‘Slow Food’s Women in Food’ talk, led by Craig Sams in London (venue still being finalised)
Friday 6th June
  • Slow Food Lunch event by Kenneth Culhane at The Dysart Petersham
Saturday, 7th June:
  • Slow Food Aylsham’s Café at the Aylsham Cluster Trust
  • Slow Food Cumbria’s ‘Slow Lunch’ with Forgotten Food producers and supporters
  Sunday, 8th June:
  • ‘Slow Lunch’ with Forgotten Foods at the Gliffaes Hotel in Powys, Wales
  • Slow Food Edinburgh invites guests to Summerhall, where the best Scottish local produce will be showcased
  For more information and to find out how to book places at Slow Food Week 2014 events, please visit http://www.slowfood.org.uk/all-events/SFW-2014/

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 3rd April 2014

Slow Food Week 2014 dates announced