Slow Food comes to Durban Food and Wine Show

Slow food is a global movement, founded in the late 1980s, and involving millions of people in more than 150 countries globally – South Africa included.

And for the first time, Slow Food will be represented at the Durban Good Food & Wine Show that starts this Friday.

Slow Food has gained momentum in South Africa, with a growing number of people working to make people more aware of the food they eat and where it comes from. The focus is on on small producers and their products and promoting heritage foods that are under threat.


Lorna Maseko

The Slow Food Movement aims to promote an awareness of the relationship between food, the environment and individuals. Slow Food was born out of a desire to preserve seasonal, artisanal, traditional, regional cuisines, and promote foods that are good, clean, and fair. The Slow Food Movement is not an organic food society. The slow food society believes in moving away from fast foods and instead promote “indigenous” foods and to encourage people to slow down and to enjoy life. They support free range products and reject the idea of genetically modified food.

TV personality and former ballerina Lorna Maseko, Cape Town Chef Peter Ayub and MasterChef South Africa finalist Claire Allen will be among the personalities demonstrating their culinary skills at the Slow Food theatre.


Peter Ayub

Other attractions at the Slow Food Theatre include Mark Platt talking coffee, a lecture on organic grains by James Moffett, Charlie Lakin from 9th Avenue Bistro, Adam Robinson from Glenwood Bakery, Paul Anatolic from New Roots Organic, Richard Haigh from Enaleni Farm and demonstrations of yoghurt, cheese and ice cream.

The Durban Good Food & Wine Show starts on Friday and runs till Sunday at the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Here’s some important information you need for the show:

Dates: October 30 to November 1

Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre, 11 Walnut Road, Durban

Hours: October 30-31, 10am-9pm; November 1, 10am-6pm

Ticket Prices: 

Adults: R90 at the door; Age 12-18: R60; Children under 12: Free; Senior Citizens: R60; Purchase 10 or more tickets: R80 each

Wine Tasting Prices:

Wine Combo Ticket: R115 (includes entry, wine tasting glass & 5 wine tasting vouchers)

Wine Glass: R30 (includes GF&WS glass to keep and 5 tasting vouchers)

Additional Wine Vouchers: R25 (1 booklet with 5 wine tasting vouchers)

Celebrity Chefs Theatre Prices:

Local Chefs: R75 (excludes GF&WS entry)

International Chefs: R100 (excludes GF&WS entry)

Kids under four who sit on laps: Free

Tickets are available through Computicket or at the door.

Visit the website for more information and follow @goodfoodSA on Twitter and : Good Food and Wine Show SA on Facebook.

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