Slow food comes to east Suffolk
PUBLISHED: 16:00 26 August 2014
Local food champions gathered at The Anchor At Walberswick recently for the launch of Slow Food East Suffolk.
The pub’s owner and SFES co-founder Mark Dorber spoke of the history of the international Slow Movement and its foundation in 1986 to halt the spread of fast food in Italy. Slow Food stands up for a slower pace of life around the world and a pride in regional food and drink heritage.
SFES will organise events and initiatives based around seasonal, high quality food and drink throughout the year and will engage regionally with the media, politicians and communities to broaden understanding of food and drink issues. It will also establish an ‘action fund’ to give financial aid and impetus to launch food projects in East Suffolk.
Co-founder Glyn Williams said: “On a simpler level SFES wants to help others discover what we love so much about our local Suffolk food and drink. We would love to meet interested foodies and potential members at our Slow Food East Suffolk stand at the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival over the weekend of September 27 and 28, where we will be demonstrating sausage-making in front of visitors with our secret specially-devised Slow Food Suffolk sausage recipe.
“Clarke’s of Bramfield, Bespoke Events, Blythburgh Free Range Pork and the Aldeburgh F&D Festival organisers are kindly sponsoring our educational stand where we will be showing youngsters how good sausages are made, plus giving everyone the chance to taste a free sample.”