The 1st-8th June marks one of the most important weeks in foodies’ calendars. Slow Food Week showcases British foods and creates awareness of edible biodiversity. Slow Food itself is a global movement that enlightens people on where food comes from so they can make informed choices about the grub they put on their plates. The week hosts lunches, dinners, talks, chef tables and tasting menus around the country with many events in London.
This year, six new chefs add to 112 other gastronome icons in the Slow Food UK Chef Alliance. Lisa Allen, Nigel Haworth, Ross Lewis, Richard Sim, Paula McIntyre and Darina Allen will join and support the Forgotten Foods movement. Alongside the six new chefs, seven new Forgotten Foods have been announced: Westmorland Pepper Cake, Penclawwd Cockles, Dulse, Black Peas, Martock Beans, Cromer Crab and crowd-pleaser favourite Ulster Corned Beef, pushing the total to 79. Chefs will be serving these throughout the week in a bid to save them from extinction.
So save the poor Cromer Crab, remember Penclawwd Cockles and divulge in Westmorland Pepper Cake. Rediscover British produce in a week dedicated to food.