Slow Food Switzerland has got a lot going on these days! Sadly for Genevans, most of it seems to be happening in parts of the country that are further away than most of us would like to go (scroll down to 1 June for a day-long farm excursion a little closer to home). Nonetheless, their initiatives are inspiring and make me wish there was a more active community of responsible foodies in Geneva. For instance, they’ve finally launched the Slow Mobile, a kitchen on wheels that tours the country to teach kids how to cook using fresh, local products. In April, Slow Food Vaud organized a DISCO SOUP in Lausanne to remind people not to waste food. Now, I don’t know what a Disco Soup is exactly, but I want it! So consider joining Slow Food Geneva….. so we can have our own disco soup!
Seems worth noting that Slow Food chefs around the country will each be taking up the challenge of cooking an entire goat. Why, you ask? Well that’s the point isn’t it. Today most chefs rely only on the better, easier to cook cuts of the meat, leaving many other edible, but harder to cook, parts of the animal to waste. This Slow Food event attempts to counter this culinary lazy streak by trying to revive the spirit of the Bouchon Lyonnais, a snout-to-tail cooking tradition that has also been taken up over the last couple of years in trendier big-city restaurants. (Corner Room in London by the way is a great place to try exquisitely prepared cheaper parts of various animals).
Details: If you’re interested in partaking, check out the Slow Food CH agenda for a location near you.
June 1, 10am-3pm
Pack up the kids, spend the day at an organic farm near Lausanne!
Slow Food Vaud invites you to visit Marché Bio Kalt, an organic farm that truly does it all: Cheese addict? Check-out their cheese production, made from the milk of their own cows and goats. Lactose intolerant? They also have a bakery with a wood-burning oven that churns out a variety of traditional breads. Gluten intolerant? They have a permaculture vegetable garden and a solarium where they dry out aromatic plants. Not convinced by the flora? Well they have fauna too, naturally: beehives, cows, goats, pigs, chickens, you name it. Don’t leave without stopping by their market, where you can purchase their products (including tofu).
Details: 40chf for Slow Food members, 50chf for non-members. Kids up to 10 years old enter free. Kids over 10 and up to 20 enter at a fee of 1chf per year of age above 10 (ie, 11 years old = 1chf, 12 = 2chf, etc.)
Sign up by 25 May by contacting the Slow Food organizers: Marie-Claire Pecoud : 077 474 84 45 or Brigitte Streiff : 078 601 81 10
Marché Bio Kalt – Les Eterpis 2 1124 Gollion