Who We Are…
Slow Food is a grassroots organisation, founded in 1989, to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of the fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.
Slow Food aims to change the world through food and celebrates the love of food cultures, rituals and traditions. It connects everyone through food that is ethically and locally-grown, produced, prepared and served.
Slow Food Auckland is an active, local group committed to events, activities, causes and collaborations that bring the Slow Food philosophy to life.
We work at a local level is to help people engage with the important issues affecting our planet and to promote the local growers, producers, ethical entrepreneurs and businesses within our communities who support good, clean and fair food.
Expect to have fun, meet new friends and enjoy great food.
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Slow Food Tamaki Makaurau kicked off the holiday season by celebrating Terra Madre Day in collaboration with Pacific Food Lab Aotearoa and AUT’s Master of Gastronomy students. Pacific Food Lab is a non-profit dedicated to bolstering resilient and sustainable food systems in Aotearoa and the Pacific. We have worked in conjunction with AUT to support community initiatives and education revolving around growing, cooking, and eating local food. It was an afternoon of conviviality and commensality, gathering around food with friends over an alfresco potluck accented by Snail of Approval food.
Last weekend, Slow Food Auckland gathered to ascend Maungawhau / Mount Eden. Dane Tumahai (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei) shared creation stories, talked to the significance of the Matariki stars, and identified native plants and their uses. The mountain was once a significant...
On Terra Madre Day, the Slow Food network is invited to organise local actions and events to celebrate the diversity of our food identities and cultures and to hold on to them against the ongoing commodification and standardisation of food. Sharing was the at the...