December 10th is Terra Madre Day.
A Slow Food initiative that is recognised the world over, and coming together as an international day for the third time.
What is it about?
Celebrating eating locally
Supporting small scale farmers
Sharing cooking knowledge
There is a whole lot of wonderful things planned for this period around the world. Click here for an interactive map to let you know what’s happening in your area. From Brunch on the Grass, in Maleny- Australia to The Joy of Preserving, in Vancouver- Canada to a whole page of wonderful goings on in Italy.
If none of these community events take your fancy, a small thing you can do is question where your food for the day is coming from. Try and buy local within (160 kms or 100 miles), or at least within your own country. Support small scale farmers and businesses. If you are really inspired, give someone a cooking lesson. Cooking knowledge is easily passed on to another when you have a willing teacher. How to preserve jam or make bread is a wonderful way to start.
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