Slow Food Norwich is hosting a joint food event with Slow Food UK at their shop and offices in Neals Yard, Covent Garden on Thursday 15th December. There are two themes for the event that evening, firstly a tasting of five olive oils which are all produced organically by small artisan farmers, three olive oils from Italy, one from Malta and one from Crete. The second theme of the evening is a tasting and talk about produce and wines made by the Libera Terra organisation in southern Italy and Sicily.
The evening event will be open to both Slow food members and the general public and will start at 5pm with a short introductory talk by Stefano and Dermott from Slow food UK and Slow food Norwich.
 

 

The olive oil tasting will be accompanied by a talk by Dermott from Slow food Norwich, the three Italian oils to be tasted are from the Le Marche, Umbria and Tuscany regions of central Italy, the Maltese oil is from the smaller Island of Gozo and the final oil is from southern Crete.

Libera Terra is an organisation based in Sicily which farms land and estates which have been confiscated from the Mafia by the Italian state, and all their production is certified organic. It is a not for profit organisation which then sells all the food and wines it produces under the Libera Terra and Centopassi brands and the profits from these activities then goes back into supporting the groups working on the land and into social projects in Sicily such as helping disadvantaged young people and deprived communities.
There will be a selection of Libera Terra products to taste at the Slow food event in London, including organic olive oil, marmalades, pasta and wine. Slow Food Norwich is now closely involved in promoting Libera Terra in London and the UK, with Slow Food Italy and Libera working closely together for many years on diverse food related projects both in mainland Italy and Sicily.