Catherine Gazzoli chief executive officer of Slow Food UK says
“Wales‘ clean air & fresh pastures & produce make it a nation that is ideal to represent what the Slow Food Movement is all about.”
“Slow food is not about cooking slowly it is the antithesis of fast food and I’m really impressed by the produce coming out of Wales.”
“It is not elitist, it is all about joining producers with their consumers & communities. And Wales has a green mystique which is very different from the rest of Britain – it is its own country with its own identity.”
“We want to protect endangered foods with heritage like bara brith and artisan cheese by placing them on the Slow Food Ark.”
She believes Wales has a lot to offer from its many types of cheese, its meat & fish, to its laver bread, honey, wines, cider and whisky.
Do sample local produce when in Wales and please share your finds with us.