Food for Change

Food is both cause and victim of climate change, but also a possible solution. Our food choices have a direct impact on the planet. This is recognised by the Slow Food movement.   I have just participated in the Slow Food – Food for Change Challenge – going meat free, creating zero food waste and eating…

Eat Local Challenge – Week Two

The more I do it, the easier it is getting, to eat only local. Who would have thought? I don’t even miss couscous!  So, we launch into week two of voting with my fork. Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, “On the one hand there are a small few, with an enormous amount of money, and…

Eating Orangutans

When I was little, my Dad made the strong bars for the new orangutan cage at the local zoo.  We got the special treat of going ‘back stage’ to see the orangutan.  I remember lots of concrete, metal bars, a pile of straw and being told not to go close as the orangutan could reach…