Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine is a mecca.  There is a huge variety of food choices with buzzing conversations ranging from the hidden secrets of the food industry to the delights tucked away in hedgerows and shore lines.

In amongst the many workshops and talks was a chance to listen to the woman who changed the world through food.  In her restaurant, Chez Panisse, she persuaded farmers, foragers and fishermen to raise fresh local food for to use.  This kick-started the farmers’-market movement and she now being recognised and acknowledged as one of the most important and outspoken voices in the world on the subject of food.

What a delight that she should stopped by the Slow Food NI Stall, being a notable member of this movement , it is surely a must-do.  Even better that she should sample the goods and note that ” the ferments were some of the best I have tasted”

Fabulously Funky, just as it says on the label.

Fermentation was hugely evident this year, as the undeniable good news of fermented foods and well-being weaves it way into our consciousness.

It has been a slow journey, of many raised eyebrows, as I chopped my veg, let them ‘rot’ in a  jar and joyfully have them accompany every meal, mostly on my own!!  Now, as the perfect example of Slow Food, they are making their way form my plate to yours!

Join me for more flavourful tastings and digestive well-being.  Have fun in the kitchen with the many potentials there are to explore.

They are slow, easy and catching on.





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