Slow Food Snail Trail No.136 April 2017

By , April 25, 2017 11:55 am


Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 24th May 2017 at 18h30
Silwood School of Cookery, Silwood Road, Rondebosch

Our annual General Meeting this year will start with a presentation by Loubie Rusch of Making KOS. Loubie will talk about edible indigenous plants, and will bring some of her delicious products for us to taste and to buy. She is also involved with Slow Food South Africa, and is helping to set up community gardens.


Loubie has written in her blog:

Many of the ingredients I have been exploring are Sand Fynbos plants, but I also experiment with any other local indigenous foods I might come across as I venture around and out of town. It really makes little sense to me that we live in one of the world’s most rich plant kingdoms and yet we eat virtually nothing of what is around us. Several of our indigenous garden plants that are available in nurseries are edible, and these are the easy ones to start getting to know, grow and use. In time, I hope to see some of the lesser known wild food plants grown, sold and used as well.

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The presentation will be followed by the formal AGM.
As some members of your committee are not able to serve in the next year, we would appreciate nominations and volunteers for enthusiastic new members to the committee, and for this purpose a nomination form is attached. We would love to have some new members with IT, public relations and journalistic skills.

Please ensure that your nominee signs acceptance of your nomination and that it is forwarded to Lorna van Besouw by Monday 22nd May. The minutes of the previous AGM, the annual report, and the financial accounts are also attached to this notice.

After the formalities we’ll enjoy a light supper of soup, bread and cheese with Slow Food Remhoogte 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.

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 cost for the meal, including wine is R150 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 22nd 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.

Directions to Silwood School of Cookery:

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 an online map.


Slow Wine

Remhoogte wine is available to order at R480 per six bottle case. To reserve your wine please transfer multiples of R480 to our account with your name as a reference. The wine may be collected at the AGM at Silwood School of Cookery on May 24th.


Future events

Saturday June 10th @ 19h00: Dinner at the Hoghouse Brewing Company, Morningside, Pinelands

Saturday July 29th @ 11h30: A visit to the District Six Museum to meet contributors to the District Six Huis Kombuis Food and Memory Cookbook, and to taste some of the dishes from the book.


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