Tuesday, 14 November 2017


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with Slow Food Galway member Tara Canning, Nutritionist

Sunday 26th November 1PM

Claddagh National School, Galway

Children will make pizza and Christmas schmorrs 
No charge for children if parent/parents members of Slow Food. €10 non-members
Spaces limited
Please text Kate 0879312333 to book a place

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Next Event 18th June

Slow Food Galway

Slow Food Trip to Strokestown Park

18th June at 11am 
from the Black Box car park

Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon consists of a Georgian Palladian mansion preserved with its original furnishings, fabrics and 19th century kitchen, a six acre walled garden and the Irish national Famine museum.  
The walled gardens give an insight into horticultural design and architecture from the 1740's and include features such as the herbaceous border, the fernery, Victorian rose garden, pergola, peach house, vinery, fruit and vegetable garden and herb garden. 
The Irish National Famine Museum, located in the original stable yard, was designed to commemorate the history of the famine of Ireland and in some way to balance the history of the 'Big House 
Former GMIT lecturer in gastronomy and food history will be on hand to provide an insight on the cooking in a 19th century house.

We will stop at Molloys Bakery in Roscommon Town for lunch and a talk about their traditional bakery established in 1922.

Please RSVP by Wed 7th June or earlier
                Text Trish 086 6359920      or Kate 087-9312333
Cost € 40 including bus,lunch, entry fee to Stokestown Park

Photos of Trio of Preserving Day 21st May

Chef Ulriche Hoeche
Recipes to follow shortly.

Angler Brian Curran with trout caught day before event.

Dining outside at Siol Farm shop
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Pickled fennel flowers

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Wild garlic soup with pickled garlic seeds and smoked creme fraiche.

pickled ox-eye daisy
elderflower vinegar.

selection of desserts bought by members!

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Slow Food Galway

A Trio of Preserving at Home

Curing, Pickling, Smoking
with fellow chef member Ulrich Hoeche

21st May at noon
at Cait Curran Siol Centre,
Loughwell, Moycullen

Ulrich will show you how easy it is to preserve fresh vegetables, fish and meat at home.
Lunch will be based on all the produce preserved.

Please RSVP by Wed 17th
                Text Trish 086 6359920      or Kate 087-9312333
We would like you to bring a dessert 
Members €10 Euro ... Non members €15

membership can be paid/renewed on the day

Directions In  Moycullen take left turn at lights for Spiddal  L1320. Continue uphill for 5 km and pass Loughwell Farm Park on your right. Take a left at crossroads immediately after farm park (yellow house on right) and continue downhill for 1 km to T junction. Entrance is directly opposite at T junction

Thursday, 16 February 2017

More from Wild Fowl Event

Slow food Galway had another wonderful event last week........
A master class in Wild fowl at Cait Curran's Siol Centre in Loughwell, Moycullen. 

The day began with a hugely informative and interesting talk from Eoin Warner. He spoke passionately about the habitat, nature and lives of the fowl he shoots. His insights into the beautiful symbiotic relationship with his working dogs and the knowledge he had gleaned through working on the land within the natural cycles, brought a new respect for this old traditional way of sourcing this delicious fare. 

We then got an opportunity to appreciate these magnificent birds up close as we tried our hand at plucking. Stories of members childhoods floating through the room. 

As we plucked, Eoin explained how best to prepare and cook these birds, advising that erring on the side of undercooking with timings due to the small size of many of the cuts. 

A succinct and effective AGM followed, preceded by restorative tea and amazing brownies! 
New members volunteered to take on various roles, which will bring some well needed energy to a valiant core group who have kept this active convivium going. 

Lunch, as ever, was a delight. Game casserole, roast breasts and legs of pheasant, woodcock, duck and snipe paired with salads, great spiced beef and polenta. 

As always, members generously provided an array of great desserts that had me going up for thirds after two main plates! 

A great day, thanks to all who came and contributed. And in particular Eoin who did extensive preparation and work, to make the day such a success. 

Monday, 16 January 2017

1st Event of 2017!

Masterclass in Wildfowl
with fellow member Eoin Warner

5th February at noon
at Cait Curran Siol Centre,
Loughwell, Moycullen

Eoin will give a short talk and slide show as well as bringing a selection of wild birds and will give everyone hands-on experience in plucking and preparing this lovely game.

We will also have our annual AGM 
lunch will follow featuring a game casserole, roast fowl and a selection of other dishes

Please RSVP by Fri 3rd Feb
Text Cait 087-2311580 or Kate 087-9312333
We would like you to bring a dessert 
Members €10 Euro ... Non members €15

membership can be paid/renewed on the day