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Newsletter January 2007

We are what we eat

New course at Scarborough Library, Vernon Road
10-weeks, Wednesdays 10am – 12.00, starting Wednesday 10 January

This course is for anyone who is interested in what we eat and the effect it has on our health. Discussion may range from macrobiotics to recipes for carrot cake.
The course will be wide ranging and will cover issues such as:
What is a healthy diet and does the same diet suit everyone?
Is organic food worth the extra money?
Food intolerances and allergies
Food additives – who decides what is safe?
You will be supplied with handouts and worksheets and there will be optional home study. Free places to people on benefit or low income

There are still a few places left on this course. For further information, please contact the University of Hull Centre for Lifelong Learning on 01482 46 56 66, or the course tutor Tricia Griffin on 01947 606037. Email tricia.keith@btopenworld.com

Healthy dishses: Learn how to cook them, easily

Free workshop at Le Chat Noir on Monday 5 Februrary, 6 pm to 7.30 pm
Sample foods and drinks will be available!

Booking essential, telephone: 350653.

Le Chat Noir is open during the day, 9.30 am to 4 pm and in the evenings 6 pm to 9.30 pm
It is at 10 Eastborough, near the Public Market.

Scarborough Local Food Group's AGM in February

At the group's annual general meeting we will make plans for the activities of the group over the next year and elect the chair, secretary and treasurer (the existing office holders: Chair Madeleine Parkyn, Secretary Judy Deans, Treasurer Chris Scholten.

The meeting will be held on a weekday evening, date to be confirmed. If you would like to attend, please let me know by Monday 22 January, so that I can book a venue (where this is depends on how many people are coming). If you would like to make a nomination for one of the committee positions, or would like to add an item to the agenda, please contact me by phone 01723 37 55 33 or email.

Slow Food North Yorkshire

A convivium or local membership group of the international Slow Food movement, Slow Food North Yorkshire has launched a new website, where you can learn about forthcoming events, read about past events and discover more about the Slow Food movement and its activities.

The Ark of Taste

A Slow Food Foundation project of particular interest is the Ark of Taste, which aims to rediscover, catalogue, promote foods and flavours imperilled by industrial standardisation, hygiene laws, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. Products selected for the Ark must meet agreed criteria relating to quality, regionality, history, and social or environmental linkage, limited production and threat of extinction. Read more on the Slow Food Foundation website: http://www.slowfoodfoundation.com/eng/arca/lista.lasso

Happy eating


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