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Slow Food Snail Trail No.123 April 2015

By , April 29, 2015 9:02 am

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Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 at 18h30
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road, Rondebosch

Our annual General Meeting this year will start with a presentation by John Duncan, followed by a light supper with wine.

John Duncan, who is the Senior Manager: Marine Programme, WWF-SA, started out studying law at the University of Cape Town, but he realised he “wanted to swim with whales” and “become a seaweed farmer”. So he changed to zoology and has his MSc in environmental science, policy and management.

He now runs the seafood market transformation programme for the World Wide Fund for Nature, fighting to keep endangered species from being fished to extinction through the SASSI labels, which tell you whether the fish you buy has been caught in a sustainable manner.

The SASSI message is that our oceans are in trouble, and our choice of fish and seafood could make a difference to the sustainability of our marine resources. SASSI aims to shift consumer demand away from over-exploited species to more sustainable options.

John educates and works with both sides – the big retailers buying and selling the fish and the public who demand and consume it – hoping to create an “environmentally conscious market” so that one day he can take his children snorkelling in a sea still teeming with a variety of fish. He will give us some insights into the campaign, and an idea of what has and has not worked.

After the formalities of the AGM we’ll be treated to a choice of soups, bread, cheese and wine. The soups will be provided by Silwood, the cheese supplied The Real Cheese, and the wine from our own stocks. We’ll be able to taste some of the cheeses from small suppliers to whom the committee awarded certificates of excellence this year.

There will be a charge of R120 per person to cover costs. If you wish to attend only the talk and the AGM there will be no charge. However if you are staying on for supper, please let us know for catering purposes.

The existing members of the committee have all indicated that they are prepared to serve again and have signed nomination forms. Members are welcome to make nominations for the committee if they wish and for this purpose a nomination form is attached. We would welcome nominations for enthusiastic new members to the committee. Please ensure that your nominee signs acceptance of your nomination and that it is forwarded to Lorna van Besouw by Monday 25th May. The minutes of the previous AGM, the annual report and the financial accounts are also attached to this notice.

Directions: Silwood School of Cookery is at the bottom (eastern end) of Silwood Road in Rondebosch. There is limited parking inside the gates and plenty of space in the surrounding roads.

The cost for the meal, including wine is R120 for members.
Book with Lorna van Besouw as usual (see below) and please indicate if you are coming to the AGM, talk and meal or AGM and talk only. Bookings will close on Monday 25th May.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please pay by EFT, and do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. If you cannot pay by EFT, then please bring cash to the meeting, but a booking will render you liable even if you do not come.

Slow Food Snail Trail No.122 February 2015

By , February 19, 2015 9:20 pm

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Grape Harvest at Remhoogte

Saturday, 21 March 2015 at 10h00
Remhoogte, Stellenbosch

After a gap of two years we are once again going to harvest and tread grapes (probably Cabernet Sauvignon) at the farm Remhoogte in Stellenbosch which is owned and run by the Boustred family.

On arrival at 10am we will head into the vineyard near the cellar with our lug boxes and pick the grapes there. Bring hats and sun cream as well as secateurs if you have them. After delivering our laden boxes to the Cellar we will tread them barefoot in the traditional way – a fun experience. Cellarmaster Chris Boustred will take over from then and process the must into wine which we will purchase in two years time.

The estate will then supply us with their picnic baskets for us to enjoy after our labours. Each basket will include half a bottle of wine per person. Craft beer is also available. The picnic will cost R160 per person for Slow members and R180 for guests. Children’s baskets are also available at R60 per child.

The picnic basket serves two people and is filled with a variety of Dalewood cheeses served on a wooden platter, home made red wine onion marmalade and a Greek salad (rosa tomatoes, olives, cucumber and feta) served with a balsamic reduction or home made red wine reduction, 2 delicious spanakopitas, a Charcuterie Platter of speciality cold meats, a French Baguette, dessert, and a bottle of Chenin Blanc or the Soaring Eagle blend.

The Children’s basket includes a health sandwich or hotdog, a yogurt, a packet of chips, a fruit juice, and a chocolate.

In addition to this we are required to make a deposit of 50% of the cost of the wine which will be available in February 2017 at R480 for a case of six bottles. The commitment to purchase this wine is not a condition for booking for this fun outing but it would help our liquidity if those who do intend to purchase a case could add R240 to their payment. We will keep a note of those who do this and notify you when the wine is ready for collection – at which time the balance of R240 will be due.

Book with Lorna van Besouw on vbesouw@iafrica.com. Bookings will close on Monday, March 16.

When booking please transfer your payment to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer. Payment will confirm your booking.

PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH OR CHEQUES.

Directions from Stellenbosch

• From Stellenbosch take the R44 towards Paarl.
• The signposted entrance to Remhoogte is on the right approximately 5km from town centre.

View map HERE.

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Dates for your Diary

Tuesday, 21 April (date to be confirmed):
A visit to Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants in Cape Town for a demo and light meal.

Wednesday, 27th May at 18h00:
Annual General Meeting at Silwood Kitchen. x

Slow Food Snail Trail No.114 May 2014

By , May 5, 2014 9:22 am

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Annual General Meeting with a talk by Craig Cormack followed by a light supper with wine

Wednesday, 21 May at 18h30
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road, Rondebosch

Our annual General Meeting this year will start with a talk by Craig Cormack, the well-known chef, who will tell us about his passion for salt. He writes “My passion for salt has been a 6 and a half year journey, and I’m trying to research as much information as available on the subject”. He’ll bring along some of his salts for us to taste.Craig offers a menu pairing food with different salts and wines, and we hope to arrange an outing for members to taste this menu in the near future.

After the formalities of the AGM we’ll be treated to a choice of soups, bread, cheese and wine. The soups will be provided by Silwood, the cheese supplied The Real Cheese, and the wine from our own stocks.

Soups suitable for vegetarians and vegans will be available.

We’ll be able to taste some of the cheeses from small suppliers to whom the committee awarded certificates of excellence this year.

Soup Menu:
• Caldo Verde (chorizo and spinach)
• Mushroom Soup suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans
• Fresh pea and coriander soup – suitable for vegans.

There will be a charge of R100 per person to cover costs. If you wish to attend only the talk and the AGM there will be no charge. However if you are staying on for supper, please let us know for catering purposes.

The existing members of the committee have all indicated that they are prepared to serve again and have signed nomination forms. Members are welcome to make nominations for the committee if they wish and for this purpose a nomination form is attached. We would welcome nominations for enthusiastic new members to the committee. Please ensure that your nominee signs acceptance of your nomination and that it is forwarded to Lorna van Besouw by Monday 19th May. The minutes of the previous AGM, the annual report and the financial accounts are also attached to this notice.

Book with Lorna van Besouw as usual (see below) and please indicate if you are coming to the AGM, talk and meal or AGM and talk only. Bookings will close on Monday May 19th May.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. If you cannot pay by EFT, then bring cash to the meeting but a booking will render you liable even if you do not come.

Directions:
Silwood School of Cookery is at the bottom (eastern end) of Silwood Road in Rondebosch.
There is limited parking inside the gates and plenty of space in the surrounding roads.
Download map and directions HERE.

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle).

If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Slow Food Snail Trail No.113 March 2014

By , March 27, 2014 1:23 am

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Visit to Paternoster: Oep ve Koep/Oep ve Eet restaurant

Saturday, 26 April at 12h30

Some members will remember the Slow visit In October 2010 to Oep ve Eet in Paternoster, and lunch in the charming bougainvillea-covered courtyard behind the landmark shop, Oep ve Koop. We have arranged a return visit on 26 April.

Resident chef Kobus van der Merwe will offer a 5-course meal, incorporating locally sourced ingredients, to be preceded by a field walk.

Menu:

West Coast oyster in its element
White fish pickle, summer ice plant, pomelo, fennel
Mosselbobotie, peach mebos, seekoraal,
Kasteelberg: venison, klipkombers, klipmossel, duinespinasie

Dessert:

Chenin Blanc, its flavour profile
(a chenin blanc sabayon served with fruit matching the flavour profile of the wine in question)

 

Part of the lunch experience at Oep ve Koep is the explanation of the menu, tableside, as well as details about all the wild components used in cooking. There will be actual examples of the plants used in the food on display for everyone to have a closer look at.

As the courtyard is small, and space is limited, there is room for only 20 people, so bookings will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information about Kobus, check out https://www.facebook.com/oepvekoep

The cost of the meal is R310.00 for members, and R330 for guests.
Wine for the lunch will be for your own account.
Oep ve Koep is licenced, and there is a R25 corkage fee if you’d like to bring your own wine.

Please let Lorna know the number of members and guests attending the lunch, with the names of your guests, by Monday, 21st April 2014.

To book your places, please transfer payment to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer. Payment will confirm your booking.  PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH OR CHEQUES AS THIS COSTS US DEPOSIT FEES OF R17.50 FOR EVERY DEPOSIT MADE.


Directions
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The shop is hard to miss: as you come into Paternoster, it is situated on the corner of Vredenburg (R45) and St Augustine Roads.
Click here to view a map.

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle).

If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Slow Food Snail Trail No.112 January 2014

By , January 17, 2014 2:01 pm

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Beer tasting and talk at the taproom of the Darling Brewery, then lunch at Hilda’s Kitchen, Groote Post

Saturday, 15th February at 10h30

During a 9 month road trip through Africa, Kevin and Philippa Wood stumbled across the idea of micro breweries and instantly knew that Darling would be the perfect home for one. Darling Brew was born in March 2010. The tasting will be held at the taproom. The original brewery is not currently in use, as Kevin is in the planning process of rebuilding, and he will tell us about that during the visit.

The beer is crisp and light (4% alcohol), with roasted aromas, is natural (preservative free) and has a 4 and a half week brewing time. The brewery supplies draught and bottled beers to restaurants in Darling and the West Coast Region, and there are about 200 outlets in Cape Town.

There will be a charge of R46 for the tasting of 5 small glasses of beer payable by members at the brewery. You could choose not to have the tasting, or to share the 5 glasses with a partner.

We’ll then go to one of our favourite places for lunch – Hilda’s Kitchen, at the Groote Post wine farm.

Chef Debbie McLaughlin uses fresh produce, much locally sourced and grown, and the menu is designed to complement the range of Groote Post wines. Shaun McLaughlin will give us a tasting of wines that could be paired with our meal.

Menu

Darling Cured Meats with Behind the Shed salad greens
Darling Gourmet Mushroom and Uilenkraal potato tart
Wood fired leg of lamb with salsa verde
Darling Romery Buttermilk tart with granadilla and home-made coconut ice cream

Vegetarian Menu

Roast vegetable stack
Darling Gourmet Mushroom and Uilenkraal potato tart
Homemade pancake cannelloni filled with spinach, gorgonzola and pine nuts
Darling Romery Buttermilk tart with granadilla and home-made coconut ice cream

Children’s Menu

Creamy chicken pie with a homemade pastry served with seasonal veg or a kids’ version of our
steak roll with hand cut chips
Ice cream and chocolate sauce

The costs:
Main lunch menu, excluding wine, will be R280 pp for members and R300 pp for guests.
Vegetarian lunch menu, excluding wine, will be R255 pp for members R275 pp for guests.
Children’s menu will be R55 per person.

Wine for the lunch will be for your own account.

Please let Lorna know the number of members and guests attending the lunch, with the names of your guests, by Monday 10th February 2014. Could you also please let her know which menu you would like to order.

To book your places, please transfer payment to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer. Payment will confirm your booking.

PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH OR CHEQUES AS THIS COSTS US DEPOSIT FEES OF R17.50 FOR EVERY DEPOSIT MADE.

Directions to Darling Brewery:
Address: 5 Main Road.
On entering Darling cross over the one stop street in the Main Road, 200 metres on – the brewery is on the RHS.

Directions from Darling to Groote Post:
Take the R307 out of Darling towards Cape Town and turn off at the Darling Hills Road.
After 7km turn left to the Groote Post Cellar.

GPS Coordinates: 18° 24′ 38” E | 33° 28′ 58” S
Click here to view a map

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle).

If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Slow Food Snail Trail No.111 November 2013

By , October 31, 2013 5:34 am

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Spit-braai and fundraising raffle at the home of Stephen and Pat Flesch

Sunday, 1st December
11 Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei at 12h30

Leon Patterson will once again provide his GENUINE WOOD FIRED LAMB SPIT BRAAI, accompanied by delicious salads and desserts, prepared by Slow Food members. There will be delicious salads available for vegetarians as well.  If you’d like to supply a salad or dessert, please let Lorna know, and we’ll contact you closer to the time.
Please bring plates, cutlery and glasses. You should also bring a jersey or jacket in case of a chilly wind. We’ll set up the marquee, tables and chairs, so don’t worry about these..

Your committee has once again chosen the Peninsula School Feeding Association as the recipient of the funds raised by the raffle this year. We recognise that this organisation provides an essential service in serving nourishing meals to schools in the Western Cape, and would like to continue our support for the association.

We have a number of wonderful prizes for our raffle, donated by Slow Food members, and we’re sure that more will keep coming in! Thank you so much to all of you for these donations!Peninsula School Feeding Association

Please contact Lorna to let her know if you are able donate a prize, and whether you’ll be bringing the items with you or require them to be collected. You could donate one of your products, or a gift voucher, if you prefer. Your contributions would be much appreciated. A list of prizes will be sent to you closer to the time.

For those members who are not familiar with PSFA, this is a registered non-profit organisation established in 1958, which provides nutritious cooked meals to 22,000 children in 111 schools. These are schools that do not receive the DoE subsidy, but require feeding.

The aim is to reduce short term hunger, and increase school attendance through school feeding. Since 1958, with the support of generous donors and partners, PSFA has delivered over 1.3 billion meals to hungry children. For many pupils this is the only meal they receive for the day.

Lunch is prepared and served daily at each school by volunteers in each community. Here are some examples of the nutritious meals served: fish and lentil breyani with butternut, samp and beans with fresh fruit, or soya mince and rice with carrots. For schools in the most vulnerable areas, breakfast (maize meal porridge) is also served. The average cost per meal per day is only R1.90. Do go to the website for more information www.psfa.org.za.

Raffle tickets will be sold at R50 each or R100 for three. Even if you are unable to come to the picnic you could still buy tickets or simply make a donation.

The cost of the lunch, including wine, will be R200 each to members and their guests. There will be no charge for children under 12.

Please let Lorna know the number of members and guests attending the lunch, with the names of your guests, by Monday November 25th.

To book your places, please transfer payment to Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer. Payment will confirm your booking.

PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH OR CHEQUES AS THIS COSTS US DEPOSIT FEES OF R17.50 FOR EVERY DEPOSIT MADE.

If you are not coming but would like to buy raffle tickets or make a donation (R50 each or R100 for three) please deposit payment into Cape Town Slow Food account. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the deposit slip.

Directions to no 11 Peninsula Road
– Head south on the M5, which becomes Prince George Drive alongside Royal Cape Golf Club.
– After crossing the railway bridge, turn left into Victoria Road at third traffic light there is a big sign for Grassy Park.
– Continue straight down Victoria Road through Grassy Park and at the end turn right into Peninsula Road.
– Continue along Peninsula Road past the ZV Environmental Centre to no 11, a double story house on the left.
– From Plumstead follow Victoria Road or from Constantia, Kendal Road to Prince George Drive.

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle).

Joostenberg Cabernet – We still have a few boxes of the 2010 available at R300 per box of six and at three and a half years old it is very good.

If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Slow Food Snail Trail No.110 October 2013

By , October 3, 2013 10:03 pm

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A visit to Mooiplaas for a lunch at their Langtafel

Saturday, 2nd November
Bottelary Hills at 11h15 for 11h30

Mooiplaas, is situated high in the Bottelary Hills of Stellenbosch, in the Cape Winelands. Here the Roos Family produce a range of award winning boutique style wines that reflect the unique terroir. The Estate also has 50ha private nature reserve dedicated to the preservation of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

Dirk Roos will prepare a lunch using “whatever is fresh, available and of good quality he cannot commit to anything beforehand”. He has sent a sample menu with the sort of food he’s hoping to serve, but he may need to make some changes. The meal will be served with a variety of the wines produced on the farm. Do have a look at the website for more information at www.mooiplaas.co.za.

Arrival at 11h15 for 11h30 – Canapés & welcome wine at the tasting room followed by a Sabrage of MCC

Lunch will be served around 1pm at the ‘Langtafel’ in the Manor House. The following menu is an example of what could be served :

 

Starter
Sauvignon Blanc 2013 & Chenin Blanc 2011
Chilled Watercress Soup with Prosciutto & Spiced Ricotta

Main Course
Cabernet Sauvignon “Vinotheque Selection” 2001
Rosalind 2007
Slow Roasted Deboned Oxtail, served with Truffle Pearl Barley, Roasted Seasonal Vegetables & Seasonal Salad.
A vegetarian option will also be offered

Dessert
“Laatlam” Noble Late Harvest
Grilled Peaches with Lavender Mascarpone & Spiced Wild Honey Dressing
Organic Fair Trade Coffee

 

The cost for the meal, including all wines and service charge is R280 for members, and R300 for visitors. There will be a vegetarian option available, so please let us know when making your booking, if you’d like to have this. Space is limited to 30 people, and the first paid bookings will be accepted.

Book with Lorna van Besouw (see below). Bookings will close on Monday 28th October.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. Please send a message to Lorna to confirm your payment and booking on vbesouw@iafrica.com.

Directions :

GPS coordinates:
S: 33°55’16”
O: 018°44’21”

Turn off from M23 Bottelary Rd
S: 33°54’02”
O: 018°43’33”

Koelenhof crossing
S: 33°52’35,5″
O: 018°48’50,5″.

Click here for a pdf map

 

 

 

 

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle).

Joostenberg Cabernet – We still have a few boxes of the 2010 available at R300 per box of six and at three and a half years old it is very good.

If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Dates for your Diary

Sunday, 1st December :
Year-end party and fundraising raffle at the home of Stephen and Pat Flesch, 11 Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei

Slow Food Snail Trail No.109 September 2013

By , September 10, 2013 9:46 pm

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“Answering some questions about genetically modified foods.” A talk by Glenn Ashton

Wednesday, 25th September
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road Rondebosch at 18h15 for 18h30 until 19h30

Click HERE to read the ‘Answering some questions about GM foods‘ presentation

Glenn Ashton is an environmental and scientific writer, researcher and consultant with an interest in the field of genetics. With a background in geography he applies a multi-disciplinary approach in order to provide an accessible and relevant perspective.

He has been actively involved in the broader debate around genetically engineered crops and biosafety since the mid-1990s. He was a founding members of SAFeAGE, the SA Freeze Alliance on Genetic Engineering and consequently takes a precautionary approach on the application of GM technology.

He participates in the international social justice movement and works at all levels of governance, from the local to the international. He has been widely published locally and internationally. He is presently completing his Masters in Philosophy in Environmental Management at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University.

He has presented many papers and talks to a wide range of audiences. He specialises in communicating complex scientific issues in an accessible manner. He is a freelance writer and researcher.

The cost per person will be R30 for members, and visitors. As this will be a short meeting, there will be no refreshments served.

Book with Lorna van Besouw (see below). Bookings will close on Tuesday 24th September.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. Please send a message to Lorna to confirm your payment and booking on vbesouw@iafrica.com.

Directions :

Silwood School of Cookery is at the bottom (eastern end) of Silwood Road in Rondebosch. There is limited parking inside the gates and plenty of space in the surrounding roads.

Click here for Google map

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle). We also have 10 x 6 cases of 2010 Joostenberg Cabernet Sauvignon available at R330 each. If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Dates for your Diary

Saturday, 14th September:
Lunch at Eziko Cookery School and Restaurant, Langa

Saturday, 2nd November (provisional):
Lunch and wine-tasting at the ‘langtafel’ at Mooiplaas Wine Estate, Bottelary Road (M23), Stellenbosch

Sunday, 1st December :
Year-end party and fundraising raffle at the home of Stephen and Pat Flesch, 11 Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei

Slow Food Snail Trail No.108 August 2013

By , September 10, 2013 9:44 pm

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Lunch at Eziko Cookery School and Restaurant, Langa

Saturday, 14th September 2013
Corner of Washington and Jungle Walk Streets, Langa

The Eziko Cookery School, situated in Langa, just off the N2 adjacent to the Community Hall and the Police Station, is easily accessible in a safe and busy area. We will meet there at 12h30 and be introduced to Victor who has been running the School for the past 17 years, after founding it whilst he was a high school teacher, when he encouraged young students to learn the art of cooking. The students are almost all employed after the completion of their year of training and internship in the industry.

Victor will give a talk on the School, as well as a discussion on different types of African cuisine, after which we will be shown a ‘street braai’ and have an opportunity to taste African brewed beer. There will then be a sit-down meal. Eziko is very excited at the prospect of having visitors from Slow Food, and are looking forward to making a connection with us. They are truly an endeavour to support, as well as offering us an opportunity to experience local food produced by a local community for locals to enjoy.

For more details go to the website: http://www.ezikorestaurant.co.za/

MENU

Roasted Chicken, Lamb casserole, Steamed bread, Pap, Rice, samp & Beans, 2 x vegetables, Chakalaka
Juice and Ginger Beer

DESSERT
Malva Pudding
or
Ice cream with chocolate sauce

The cost for the meal is R140 for members, and R160 for visitors. The school’s funding is a constant challenge, and members are welcome to contribute an extra amount to assist with this. If you are unable to attend the lunch, and would like to make a contribution to the school, we’d add this to the amount paid for the cost of the lunch.

Book with Lorna van Besouw (see below). Bookings will close on Monday 9th September.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. Please send a message to Lorna to confirm your payment and booking on vbesouw@iafrica.com.

Directions :
Take the N2 turnoff for Langa.
Continue straight on that road until you get to a brick intersection with a sign for Police to the right.
Turn right here (Washington Street). Pass Guga S’Thebe (on your R), pass the police station and you will then see bus shelters on your left. Just after the bus shelters you will turn left into the property of Eziko – it has a large sign for Eziko outside.

The address is corner of Washington and Jungle Walk Streets, Langa. Telephone: 021 694 0434
For a map go click here

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle). We also have 10 x 6 cases of 2010 Joostenberg Cabernet Sauvignon available at R330 each. If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Dates for your Diary

Saturday 2nd November (provisional):
Lunch and wine-tasting at the ‘langtafel’ at Mooiplaas Wine Estate, Bottelary Road (M23), Stellenbosch.

Sunday, 1st December:
Year-end party and fundraising raffle at the home of Stephen and Pat Flesch, 11 Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei.

Slow Food Snail Trail No.107 June 2013

By , June 20, 2013 10:08 am

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A visit to the von Geusau chocolate factory with lunch at the Oak & Vigne Café

Saturday, 20th July 2013
A visit to the von Geusau chocolate factory in Greyton at 09h30, with lunch at the Oak & Vigne Café at 12h30

Richard von Geusau will meet us at the Oak & Vigne Café to take us to his chocolate factory for a tour and chocolate tasting. Von Geusau Chocolates was started by Richard, formerly a frustrated city accountant.

The creation of these fine artisanal chocolates starts with the best of chocolate couvertures procured from a renowned Belgian supplier. The chocolate has a high cocoa percentage and no artificial flavours or vegetable fats.

After the chocolate tasting we’ll have a chance to explore the village and Saturday morning market, which is open from 10h00 – 12h00. Click HERE to see what is on offer at the market.

We’ll meet again at 12h30 at the Oak and Vigne Café where Coenie Visser will offer the best of local fare.

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To start
Spicy-ish Lentil Soup, served with fresh Ciabatta

Main course
Chicken Breast stuffed with Brie and wrapped in Bacon, served with Mashed Potato and oven-roasted Vegetables

or
Quinoa with Cumin roasted Butternut and Tomatoes, caramalised Onions and tossed in Coriander, Lemon and Honey dressing, served with Tandoori Chicken Strips

or
The above Quinoa dish without the Tandoori Chicken Strips as a Vegetarian Option

or
Couscous with roasted almonds, dates, peppers and fresh tomato and mozzarella, basted in pesto

Dessert
Bread and Butter Pudding with a twist – instead of Bread we use Croissant, and we add Von Geusau Chocolate

or
Baked pears with Mascarponi

Coenie can offer a good selection of whites and reds, ranging from R10 to R30 a glass. He stocks wines from the Overberg region, and some Greyton produced wines – these are a little more expensive. Drinks will be for your own account.

The cost for the meal, excluding wine is R160 for members, and R180 for visitors.
Book with Lorna van Besouw (see below). Bookings will close on Saturday 13th July.

When booking please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your booking. Cape Town Slow Food Convivium: Hon. Secretary/Treasurer Lorna van Besouw on vbesouw@iafrica.com.

Directions :

Follow the N2 to Caledon. After approximately 105 km turn left at the signpost to Greyton (the R 406).
Continue onto Hoof St. Turn right onto DS Botha St. The Oak and Vigne Café will be on the right.

Click here for Google map

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Slow Wine

The Vrede en Lust Shiraz which we made in 2011 is available for purchase at R420 per box of six (R70 per bottle). We also have 10 x 6 cases of 2010 Joostenberg Cabernet Sauvignon available at R330 each. If you would like to order supplies of these wines, make a deposit to our account and we will make arrangements to get the wine to you.

When ordering wine please please pay into Cape Town Slow Food at FNB, Grassy Park, code 203109, account number 62023929378. Please do not deposit cash or a cheque, as these are very expensive. Rather pay by EFT. When doing this please put your name as a reference on the transfer statement. Payment will confirm your order.
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Dates for your Diary

Sunday, 1st December :
Year-end party and fundraising raffle at the home of Stephen and Pat Flesch, 11 Peninsula Road, Zeekoevlei.

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