What do you remember our parents telling us about eating? Chew your food to avoid indigestion.
These days however, indigestion may come not only in not chewing properly our food but it can also come from eating at fast-food joints or eating hurriedly because you are off to a meeting somewhere.
Few people know that there are far more benefits from slowing down, and carefully preparing your food and enjoying eating it. A group of people are actually advocating this. This group says “no” to fast food and fast life, rather they are pushing for glocal (global-local), which support sustainable farming to make sure that you have good and clean food on your table.
Get to know more about Slow Food and the group behind at the World Food Expo (WOFEX) 2015 from August 5 to 8 at the SMX Convention Center and World Trade Center in Pasay City. There is a Slow Food Summit on August 7, Friday, at Function Room 2 of SMX Convention Center.
What to expect at Slow Food Summit?
- The Ark of Taste exhibit, a showcase of some endangered Filipino food. The Ark of Taste is an international catalogue designed to preserve at-risk heritage food items that are sustainably produced, unique in taste and part of a distinct ecoregion. The Philippine list has 32 products listed such as the adlai cereal, barako coffee bean, batuan, criollo cacao, kadios, kamias, some different heritage rice varieties, luyang dilaw to name a few.
- Pop-up food tasting booths by Down to Earth (free-range meats and chicken), Fresh Start Organic from Negros Occidental, Cordillera Network (heritage rice), Cara Milk Dairy ice cream, Theo and Philo chocolates, Pamora Farm (free-range chicken and eggs), Malipayon Farms, Meliomar (sustainable fish), and ECHOstore Sustainable Lifestyle.
- A lot of sharing through educational sessions on interconnectedness and influences of food together: the plate, planet, people, politics and culture. Network and learn from participating chefs Robby Goco of Green Pastures, Margarita Fores of Lusso and Cibo, Claude Tayag of Bale Dutung in Pampanga, Jam Melchor of Healthy Eats food delivery service, and Chele Gonzales of ArroZeria and Vask.
- Slow Food Lunch
Good deals at Slow Food Summit
Here’s a good deal for those interested to join the Slow Food Summit.
- Sign up and join Slow Food online HERE or on-site. On-site membership is only P500 and then you only pay P1,000 for the whole day of learning talks, sharing, networking with other members, chefs, and purveyors, plus lunch.
- Non-Slow Food members will pay P3,000 for the whole day. This early bird rate was only until August 1st but if you email today (or better yet leave a comment below) till August 4th, then you get a chance to pay only P2,000 for the whole day of learning talks, sharing, networking with other members, chefs, and purveyors, and lunch.
For more information, visit Slow Food Philippines on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are available at ECHOstore branches or call Gina at 0905-2871613, or on-site.
Also read Slow Down and Enjoy Your Food by Jeanie E. Javelosa on Philstar.com.
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