Slow Food Oxon

Book Club - Jay Rayner, The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner

20 Jan 2010 - 19:30
20 Jan 2010 - 22:00

I thought that we could try to re-invigorate the group and organise a meeting for the new year. It doesn't seem realistic (at least for me) to read something and meet before Christmas.

Tamara has suggested a book which sounds ideal for us:
Jay Rayner, The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner

Let's set the date for Wednesday 20 January
7.30 pm at my house (37 Hayfield Rd, Oxford OX2 6TX)
I'll provide nibbles if others don't object to bringing a drink?

If this date turns out to be inconvenient for too many people I'll change it.

Tasting Menu at The Half Moon, Cuxham

10 Nov 2009 - 19:00
10 Nov 2009 - 22:00

Dear Slow Oxon Members,

We have some spaces left, so hurry if you want to book up your seat at this exciting Slow Food Oxon event.

See the attached menu - you get ALL the courses. I am providing the beef. SF Oxon is offering an aperitif. The event starts at 7:00pm, for 7:30pm at The Half Moon, Cuxham, OX49 5NF.

RSVP by email to "admin at". Cost is £50 per head. Please send your cheques made out to Slow Food Oxon to

Holmes Oak Farm, Goring Heath,
Reading RG8 7RJ

by November 3rd 2009.

Palm oil conference - POSTPONED

1 Aug 2009 - 19:30
1 Aug 2009 - 21:30

Sadly, it has been necessary to postpone this event until further notice.

Once a new date is known it will be advertised here and by email.

Sweet wine tasting - spaces still available

2 Jul 2009 - 19:30
2 Jul 2009 - 21:30

One of Jeremy's friends is a wine merchant with a 'penchant' for sweet wine. Mark will come and talk to us about the nuances behind this generic term and will advise us on how to marry them with food.

Cost: £20 per head, providing you with the wine and nibbles.

Children's Food Festival

27 Jun 2009 - 00:00
28 Jun 2009 - 23:59

After quite a few meetings, our proposal is taken shape and has been accepted by Slow Food UK and the Festival organisation committee

Therefore there will be a Slow Food stand at the Festival, managed by Slow Food UK with heavy support form our little convivium...

The idea is to walk kids through the senses allowing them to enjoy food on the basis of guessing games

We obviously need volunteers on this, the more the merrier... even a couple of hours of your time during the weekend of the 27-28th of June would be greatly appreciated!

Book Club - Portrait of a Chef: the Life of Alexis Soyer

27 May 2009 - 19:30
27 May 2009 - 22:00

The book is Portrait of a Chef: the Life of Alexis Soyer by Helen Morris. Unfortunately, it is out of print, but can be obtained used from Amazon and other sources. Please join us for a discussion of Soyer, a nineteenth-century celebrity chef, author, inventor and campaigner to improve hospital kitchens in Crimea.

We will meet as usual in the Summertown Wine Cafe.