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greengoatWe're always madly busy here at Hot Dinners, so the idea of Slow Food Week which runs from 18-24 June 2012 certainly appeals. And there are a number of events on around London which you can take part in:

Wednesday June 20, from 6:00pm

Canape Crawl – from Commercial Street E1

Slow Food Week's first-ever canapé crawl will begin at Hawksmoor and take in some of the City’s best restaurants and food vans including Alessandro Grano’s Androuet cheese shop, Café Spice Namaste and Green Goat Food Company. At each stop you’ll be able to enjoy a drink and some canapés created using Britain’s artisan foods, and ‘crawlers’ will meet the Chef Patron at each establishment.

Tickets are £35 for all locations and available here.

Thursday June 21, 1:30-2:30pm

Gelupo Soho – 7 Archer Street, London, W1D 7AU

Slow Food UK themed gelati have been created using Ark of Taste Forgotten Foods including a Highland Park whisky variety. Come along and try the flavours whilst donating what you can. All proceeds will go towards Slow Food UK’s charitable education work.

Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24

Taste of London – The Slow Food UK Secret Garden

The Slow Food UK Ark of Taste Wheel will be ready for a spin at this year’s Taste of London event in Regent’s Park, London. Set the wheel rolling and take a flavour trip to Lyth Valley for a taste of damsons or on a culinary journey to Somerset with artisan Cheddar. The wheel has been designed by Central Saint Martin’s graduate team, The Decorators Art and Design Collective. 

Buy tickets to Taste of London here.

All week

Corrigan’s Mayfair, The Modern Pantry, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley and Gilbert Scott and the Androuet cheese shop in Spitalfields, London will be putting on special Slow Food menus throughout Slow Food Week.

For more information on Slow Food Week, a full list of events and information on the movement, go to

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