Sunday, November 18, 2012

Terra Madre Day Lunch

Sunday, December 9, 2012
The Westend Pumphouse, 105 Murray Street, Hobart

2.00pm (after the Farmer’s Market)
Members $65
Non-members $75

 Chef  Klass Clements will use local produce including vegetables from some of the primary schools Slow Food Hobart has supported, to create a delicious lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine to celebrate Slow Food’s  Terra Madre Day and the Year of the Farmer.

Make up a table, invite your friends and have a wonderful lunch at The Westend Pumphouse and enjoy our Silent Auction. All money raised from the Silent Auction will go to our School Kitchen Garden Programs and Second Bite.

To book phone Pam Wilkinson 62280112

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Slow ceramics

Food may be local, organic and sustainably produced but what about the plates?

"My way of working is a response to place"

Meet Ben Richardson, highly awarded Tasmanian potter from Ridgeline Pottery.
Hear Ben talk about his work and enjoy a wood fired pizza lunch. 

Be quick - Only 20 places are available for  “Slow Ceramics”
11am Sunday October 21st  
Ridgeline Pottery, 1466 South Arm Road Sandford

It is essential to book for this SFH exclusive event.

Email - or phone Jeltje Gillian – 0417 148 897

Participants will be able to purchase Ben’s work if desired. A donation Slow Food Hobart’s school gardens project would be appreciated.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Slow Food Quiz Night

Test your foodie knowledge at the ever popular Slow Food Quiz Night.  

Up for grabs is the much coveted Perpetual Slow Food Snail Trophy currently residing in the window of Garagistes (last years winners the Garagistes/Tricycle/Agrarian Kitchen Dream Team) along with loads of other great prizes.

7pm for 7.30pm start
Tasmanian Hockey Centre - Bell Street, New Town

Table teams of 8 - 10 
We can organise a team for you on the night if you do not have one
COST  $30 per person
Or put your own table of 10 together for $250

Funds raised will support our ongoing community work
Cost includes delicious nibbles prepared by Jo Cook
Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar

For bookings - or
Pam Wilkinson –0438 585 988

Slow Food AGM 2012

Local and Tasmanian was the theme for Slow Food Hobart's AGM annual and dinner with both speakers and produce inspired by the island's indigenous heritage.  

Speakers included Kris Schaffer and Trish Hodge who provided the link to Tasmania’s edible native plants and their importance to indigenous Tasmanians, both as food and medicine. 

Kris Schaffer, a native plant expert, horticulturalist, garden designer and talented photographer works with schools and community groups to develop indigenous gardens. Trish Hodge is a Tasmanian aboriginal descended from Mannalargenna, a chief of the North East Nation. Currently writing a book about Tasmanian bush tucker, Trish is a dedicated aboriginal educator and eco guide.

Buz Green, a director of Rotary Devonport North, also spoke about the Learn Grow Project, which has become an international campaign to educate indigenous communities to positively tackle malnutrition.

After the formalities, a wine tasting conducted by Christine Kershaw of Meadowbank Wines was followed by a dinner prepared by Nick Cummins from Urban Bounty, using many of the indigenous ingredients mentioned by Kris and Trish.  With nearly all of the ingredients locally sourced, most of the native plants were provided by Paulette and Matt from Provenance Growers, who also created delicious edible table decorations from their garden in Neika. 


:: Spring Bay Mussels with kunzea, saltbush + harissa (click here for recipe) 

:: Wallaby braised with lemon scented boronia, pepperberry, poached quince + air dried pork belly

:: Quinoa with roast pumpkin + walnuts

:: Gatherers salad with native roundleaf mint

:: Labna

:: Roasted local heritage root vegetables with kale + chickpeas, lemon scented boronia + poached quince

:: Granny Smith apple, rhubarb + alpine baeckea crumble with Elgaar Farm cream

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012

Indigenous Dinner and AGM

A dinner themed on indigenous foods will follow the Slow Food Hobart Annual General Meeting on Sunday 22 July.  

Expect to enjoy some intriguing flavours and ingredients like; grey saltbush, boronia, pepper berry, sea celery and dune spinach.  The meal will be prepared by Nick Cummins of Urban Bounty with produce and edible table decorations from Paulette Whitney of Provenance Growers in consultation with the guest speakers, Buz Green, Kris Schaffer and Trish Hodge.

Our first speaker, Buz Green, is the 2011 recipient of the Australian horticulture industry’s most prestigious accolade, the Graham Gregory Award.  Buz, is the co -founder and Executive Chairman of agricultural consultancy business, Serve-A.  Buz is also a Director of the Rotary Club of Devonport North and he along with Bruce French (Speaker AGM 2009) have been the driving force in the club’s Learn Grow project, which has become an international campaign to educate indigenous communities to positively tackle malnutrition.

 Kris Schaffer and Trish Hodge will provide the link to Tasmania’s edible plants and their importance to indigenous Tasmanians. Kris Schaffer is a native plant expert, horticulturalist, garden designer and talented photographer and works with schools and community groups to develop indigenous gardens.  Trish Hodge is a Tasmanian aboriginal descended from Manalargenna, a chief of the North East Nation.  Trish is currently writing a book about Tasmanian bush tucker and is a dedicated aboriginal educator and eco guide.

Meadowbank‘s Christine Kershaw will lead a wine tasting and provide matched wines for the dinner.

AGM and Dinner Information
Time:                 4 p.m. AGM followed by guest speakers, wine tasting and dinner
Venue:               Hodgkin Hall, Friends’ School, Carr Street, North Hobart
Cost:                  $85 member’s $95 non-members, inclusive of wine.
RSVP:               Friday 13 July
*Note – those wishing to only attend the dinner should advise when sending their RSVP.

Election of Slow Food Hobart Committee members
All positions on the Slow Food Hobart committee are vacant.  To nominate for a committee position please send an email to  for a nomination form. 

Dates for your 2012 diary:

Monday, 20 August Slow Food Quiz Night - Tasmanian Hockey Centre
Pit your food and general knowledge against chefs, winemakers, food bloggers, all comers at The Hockey Centre, New Town. Good prizes. 7pm start $35 per person.

Sunday 9 December Terra Madre Day, Christmas Lunch and Charity Auction

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Autumn Plant Sale

Following the success of the spring plant sale, the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens are having an autumn plant sale at the TreadLightly EnviroFest on Sunday 22 April.  

A huge range of delicious heirloom vegetables will be available and ready to plant now for a well-stocked winter kitchen garden. The plant sale will be in the glasshouses near the ABC Vegie Patch between 10am and 4pm.

The aim of TreadLightly EnviroFest is to build a strong ‘whole of community’ focus on sustainable living within the community and industry. TreadLightly has a message to promote, one of encouraging people to live more sustainably as individuals, making more sustainable choices in what they buy and consume.

Here is a list of seedlings and various plants that will be available and many of these can be planted now in the vegetable garden.


Chinese Broad Leek
Kohl Rabi Purple Vienna
Chinese Cabbage Tatsoi Deep Purple
Leek   Carentan
Broccoli Di Ciccio
Chinese Cabbage Wong Bok
Lettuce Australian Yellow
Broccoli Green Sprouting
Lettuce Gourmet Allstar
Broccoli Romanesco
Miners Lettuce
Brussels Sprouts Long Island Improved
Cornsalad Large Dutch
NZ Spinach
Brussels Sprouts Red Ribs
Cornsalad Verde de Cambrai
NZ Yams
Bunching Onion Evergreen
Onion Gladalan white
Bunching Onion Natsuyo
English Spinach Medina
Perpetual capsicum
Bunching Onion Red Beard
Fig Black Genoa
Burdock Takinogawa long
Fragaria vesca Fraises des Bois White strawberries
Persicaria odorata Vietnamese Mint
Cabbage Cabeza Red
Globe archichoke
Cabbage Golden Age
Grape vines
Cabbage Red Express
Hops      Pride of Ringwood
Cabbage Sugarloaf
Horse radish
Cape Gooseberry
Kale Dwarf Blue Curly
Salsify Black Duplex
Cape Gooseberry Golden Nugget
Kale Lacinato
Salsify Mammoth
Kale Lacinato
Spinach Mountain Red
Cauliflower Snowball Early
Kale Red Russian
Cauliflower Violet Sicilian
Kale Siberian
Triple Parsley
Chichory Aries
Kale The Gulag
Ugni molinae Chilean Guava
Chichory Travisio Red
Kale Two Peters
Various Mints

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Autumnal Picnic

SUNDAY 15 APRIL 11 a.m.

It is that marvellous time of year again and we are set to visit Pear Tree Cottage in Middleton for our annual picnic, hosted by Lynne Uptin and Clive Crossley.  Come along to the orchard and gain insight into the production of cider and perry and enjoy some rather special tastings of the Red Sails beverages created on site.

The Pinot Shop said about one of the ciders, Red Sails Cider Gold 750ml $18:

“Most interesting and rustic cider made from un-sprayed heritage cider apples. Dr Clive Crossley and Lynne Uptin studied the Breton cuvĂ©e method in France and have applied the same techniques here. Amber in colour with characterful aromas of rich apple overlaid with raunchy buckwheat honey. In the mouth it is something quite special - dry/rich apple flavours and a sensationally smooth and clean finish. The bubble is extremely soft and gentle, not at all fizzy. Alcohol 6.5%. Natural fermentation (wild yeast) and no preservatives. Will improve with bottle age.”

A table will be set up in the orchard where we will gather to eat, drink (responsibly) and be merry. This is the opportunity to share some of your own fabulous home cooking with the Slow Food community.  

Please bring along whatever you need to serve your unique dish, as well as your own chair or rug, plates, glasses etc.  We will provide an urn, so that you can make tea/coffee.
This is a free event and children are very welcome.  
Space is limited and you will need to book to attend this event, R.S.V.P. to 

Directions to Pear Tree Cottage will be given on confirmation of booking. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Southern Vineyards Open Weekend :: Sunday 4 March

The 2012 wine bus tour will be to the Coal River Valley.

The first stop will be John Skinner’s vineyard, Third Child where we will have the opportunity to try six different vintages and a vertical comparison.

Meadowbank is our second stop for a wine tasting and coffee and Tony Scherer  will talk to us about the future plans for the vineyard.

The third stop will be Winemaking Tasmania where we will have an opportunity to try wines from 10 different vineyards and talk to the winemakers.

The final stop will be the Coal Valley Vineyard where we will have a 2 course seasonal lunch, prepared by well known chef Paul Foreman.  The lunch includes a glass of matched wine plus tea and coffee.

The bus will leave Campbell St, outside the Grand Chancellor at 9.30am and return between 3.30pm and 4.00pm

The cost is $80.00 for Slow Food Members and $90.00 for non members.

A lunch only option is available.
Cost $55
Time: 1.45pm
Venue: Coal Valley Vineyard, 257 Richmond Road

RSVP and Booking: Through Slow Food Hobart not Coal Valley Vineyard, by 1 March 2012.

To book contact  or sms/phone 0438 585 988

Places are not reserved until full payment is received.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Students join the Slow Food revolution

Lansdowne Crescent Primary students (L to R) Sarah FultonStudents at Hobart's Lansdowne Crescent Primary School are becoming a part of the Slow Food revolution. Hear more about it here .

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What is Slow Food?

The Slow Food movement - ever wondered what it's all about?  Then come along for an insight into the why, what, how and who of Slow Food. 

Hear passionate Slow Food members; Rodney Dunn :: Agrarian Kitchen, John Zito :: Nutpatch Nougat, Silvana Taurian :: Bottega Rotolo, Jo Cook :: MoMA,  and students from Lansdowne Crescent Primary  speak about this growing international movement and why it's so important.

6 – 7:15 pm Thursday 16 February 2012 
Bottega Rotolo
141 Bathurst St, Hobart

This a free event so for everyone to enjoy some seasonal Slow Food catering please  RSVP to:- or 
sms/phone 0438 585 988 by Wednesday 14th