For the first time in Jozi, Slow Food will this year participate at the Good Food & Wine Show taking place between 23 and 26 July at the Ticketpro Dome.
Visitors to the Slow Food Kitchen – built and sponsored by Cordev Kitchens – will be able to learn how to make sausages and charcuterie, artisanal ice-cream, nougat and bread-making as well as learning about cheese and growing their own vegetable patches.
Brian Dick, chairman of the Johannesburg Slow Food chapter said: “We are delighted that some of our members will be able to showcase their product at this year’s show while also sharing their experiences.”
“Despite living in the city, which means that direct contact with farmers and food producers is not always possible, we’re committed to eating seasonally, locally and sustainably by supporting small producers and responsible retailers.”
Food writer Hilary Biller will be making marmalade with a uniquely South African varietal, the Rex Orange, which is under threat of extinction. Restaurant Mosaic’s Germain Lehodey may be one of the country’s most respected wine experts but he will be sharing his knowledge of salt in a special tasting while author and journalist Jenny Kay will be leading an olive oil tasting.
Tom Cain will be talking honey and the plight of the honey bee while Melissa de Billot’s will explain what The Ark of Taste biodiversity is and which South African Heritage products are under threat. Refiloe Molefe of the Bambanani Inner City Farmer’s Group in Booysens will talk about urban gardening.
There will be a demonstration on Banting baking as well as talks on Afrikaner and Nguni beef.