Where possible Slow Food Norwich tries to be involved in many of the local food and drink events in Norfolk and we were pleased when we were approached in September by James of the Proper Pizza Company based in Norwich to see if we were interested in taking part in a food and arts event to be held at the historic Dragon Hall in Norwich on 1st and 2nd of November.
The Hallows Jamboree is to be held on the Saturday and Sunday afternoons and each day to be followed by an evening "Feast" where up to 120 guests will been served a three course meal cooked on wood fires and served on wooden platters while they are seated on long trestle tables which are very much how guests at meals would have eaten at the Dragon Hall during most of its long history.
This exciting food and arts event is a first of its type to be held by the Proper Pizza Company and Bullit Guerilla Dining at the Dragon Hall and Slow Food Norwich will be taking part along with members of the new Slow Food in East Anglia.
Olivaverde has been involved with promoting small Italian food and wine producers including working with Festivaldelgusto in Italy to hold markets and fairs in the east of Italy for some years and has also been connected with several Slow Food projects and workshops both in Norwich and London. Slow Food and Olivaverde share the same ethos, promoting good food, produced by passionate farmers and producers by methods which are sympathtic to the lands on which they are grown and made.
The Proper Pizza Company has only been trading for a few years but have built up a formidable reputation for providing excellent food at many different types of events all across Norfolk and also as far as London. They use authentic wood fired pizza ovens and cater not just for large and small outside events but also for weddings, birthdays and other special occasions and they are very much in demand throughout the year.
Slow Food Norwich will be at the event in Dragon Hall to promote not only the Slow Food groups and organisation in East Anglia but also in the new Slow Food England where the new structure is already leading to an increase in membership numbers and also more events to pass the message about good locally produced food to the wider public.
We also are now working closely with Slow Food London and in early 2015 Slow food East Anglia will be in a new grouping with Slow Food London and a new South Eastern region.