An Accidental Ode to Potatoes

It’s potato season in the KZN Midlands. It’s also the time of year when Terra Madre Day is celebrated. This annual Slow Food event held on 10 December, is a favourite of mine. I love the idea that we are connecting with thousands of people across the globe celebrating good, clean, fair food and diverse…

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…

Enaleni

I have wanted to visit Enaleni for ages, so was pleased to hear that the KZN Slow Food Convivium was meeting there yesterday. The Zulu word Enaleni implies “a place of agricultural abundance; a place where there is more than enough.” And it certainly is. Richard Haigh has spent the past 5 years turning a piece of KwaZulu Natal hillside…