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Slow Food Society
An organization born in Pollenzo, Italy in 1986 to promote the concept of eco-gastronomy and the connections between the planet and the plate. This is being done by building relationships between consumers and producers at local levels so helping to protect traditional foods. Tastings are also organised, to encourage chefs to source locally.
A British section was set up towards the end of 2006, with its headquarters in Ludlow (but has since moved to London), and local 'convivia' are sprouting up around the country.
For more information, contact The Slow Food Society, 6 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP (Tel: 020-7099 1132) or see their website on www.slowfood.org.uk