Terra Madre Day: Celebrating Mother Earth

Slow Food’s Celia Wade (centre) with Madison Roland-Evans and Adam Walmsley from Buena Vista Farm, where some of the event’s food will be sourced

Each year, the international Slow Food community celebrates Terra Madre, Mother Earth Day, around the world to promote the Slow Food aims of good, clean and fair food for all.

This year, the members of our local Slow Food Saddleback convivium are hosting the event for our region.

“We are looking forward to welcoming members of other Slow Food communities and interested locals to our celebration of local food,” says convener Celia Wade..

“The long lunch at the Pavilion in Kiama will showcase local produce and wines, together with locally produced beer and coffee.”

Showing their hands-on skills, the meal will be prepared by Slow Food Saddleback members, with the assistance of Luke Basic, chef and owner of Silica Restaurant.

The three course meal, plus canapés, includes welcome drinks and wines in the price.

Terra Madre is also the name of an international Slow Food initiative to unite food producers, fishers, breeders, chefs, academics, young people, NGOs and representatives of local communities. It works to establish a system of good, clean and fair food from the grassroots level.

Fittingly then, the speaker at the event is Mahlah Grey, from The Pines Kiama, who recently travelled to Slow Cheese in Italy thanks to a grant from Slow Food Saddleback.

Any profits from the event will go towards the work of Slow Food Saddleback to support local farmers and other producers who promote healthy eating and local food.

Details: Sunday 8 December, The Pavilion Kiama, 12.30-4pm.
Members $70, others $85. Tickets from trybooking.com/BGGHQ

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