Wednesday, July 30, 2008

'Cooking with Simply Good Food'

Here are the details for the Simply Good Food CSA's next Farm Day:

'Cooking with Simply Good Food'
Saturday 23 August @ 11am-5pm

Start and Finish at the Featherston Railway Station.

Come and learn some tricks of the trade from Simply Good Food chefs Kelby and Roddy.


For more info about the CSA, see their website.

Monday, July 28, 2008

NZ Slow Food blogs

This year at least two other NZ Slow Food convivia have set up blogs - Slow Food Marlborough and Slow Food Waitakere. It seems like a great way to keep in touch with what Slow Food members are doing around the country.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Small is Bountiful

UK author George Monbiot (he who doesn't fly, and came to Wellington Writers and Readers Week via satellite link) has written a recent column on how small farmers offer the best chance feeding the world.

Monday, July 7, 2008

A festival of Jewish music & Jewish food

Aotearoa Slow Food, the Wellington chapter of the international Slow Food Movement and the Klezmer Rebs join forces to present an evening celebrating Jewish music and food with non-stop music from New Zealand's leading exponents of klezmer—the traditional dance and wedding music of East European Jews. An authentic meal of European Ashkenazi and Oriental Sephardic Jewish food will be prepared by Wellington restaurateurs, Maria Pia De Razza-Klein and Richard Klein along with members of Aotearoa Slow Food.

Proceeds from the event will be donated in support of the New Zealand delegates who will travel to Turin, Italy, in October 2008 to attend the Slow Food event Terra Madre, the world's largest gathering and forum of farmers and food producing communities. Visit to find out more.

Sunday 31 August 4 - 9pm
Odysseus Brotherhood Hall
146 Hobart Street

Doors open 3.30pm * cash bar 4 - 9pm * meal served 6 - 7pm * snacks available 5 - 8pm
$50 (music + meal - only advance sales) * $25 (music only - limited door sales)

Ticket sales start Monday 21 July at : 
Alistair's Music, 215 Cuba St * Maria Pia's Trattoria, 55 Mulgrave St

Information : * 021 405 616

Music : The Jews Brothers Band * Cafe Klezmer Band * Klezmer Rebs (with guests)

Food : Maria Pia De Razza-Klein * Richard Klein

We expect this to be a sell-out event so get your tickets early! The meal + music ticket is by advance sales only; limited music only tickets will be available at the door only if not sold out in advance.

Buy your tickets for The Festival of Jewish Food and Music by emailing with the subject Jewish Food and Music Festival Tickets advising how many tickets you would like and your postal address. We will then reply confirming availability with bank details for online deposit.

We also need volunteer help from our members and friends to help us manage the event: decorating the room, controlling the door, cooking, waiting tables, helping at the bar, cleaning up etc, so if you can help please email