Slow Food IrelandGood, Clean & Fair
Connecting People Through Food
Slow Food Ireland brings together the communities of like-minded people who champion the ethos of good, clean and fair food in Ireland. Hosting regular events, highlighting food businesses and producers who honour these values, supporting food and community initiatives and celebrating great Irish food with our members and the public.
What we do
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.
A non-profit member-supported association, Slow Food was founded in 1989 to counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and to encourage people to be aware about the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Slow Food believes that everyone has a fundamental right to the pleasure of quality food and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of biodiversity, culture and knowledge that make this pleasure possible.
Slow Food has over 100,000 members joined in 1,500 communities – worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 Terra Madre food communities who practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality foods. Thanks to its projects and activities, Slow Food involves millions of people in 150 countries.
Slow Food presents its Slow Food Heroes
A new Slow Food project, financed by the European Cultural Foundation, and with the contribution of CRC Foundation, is a hymn to solidarity. The project, launched 1 September 2021, collects emblematic and successful good practices and tells the stories of people and...
Orkney Boreray Sheep becomes Scotland’s 2nd Slow Food Presidium
Orkney Boreray Sheep is named the second Slow Food Presidium in the whole of Scotland – the other being the North Ronaldsay Sheep, also on Orkney, the archipelago off the Northeastern coast of Scotland. Both are primitive small-framed short-tailed heritage sheep but...
BrookLodge Wild Garlic Pesto
BrookLodge Wild Garlic Pesto 50 g wild garlic leaves25 g nuts (pine, cashew, hazel or chestnuts)200 ml organic olive oil (or Irish organic rapeseed oil)400 g parmigiano-reggiano (or really mature hard Irish farmhouse cheese grated)organic black pepper and sea salt...
Moules Marinière Unlike other solid ingredients, mussels are measured by volume rather than weight. A normal serving would be 1/2 litre mussels per person. This is a cheap and satisfying dish. 2 l mussels1 onion (finely chopped)4 tbsps white wine50 g butter1 tsp...
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