Have you heard of Slow Food Beirut? 5 Things We Absolutely Love About Them!
“We promote good, clean and fair food”.
Slow Food Beirut is a member-founded non-profit organization that was established in 2006 in Lebanon. It is part of a global, grassroots organization with supporters in 150 countries around the world.
What do they do and why do we love them?
1- Slow Food Beirut understands the real role of food.
They believe that the culture of food connects us with our communities and traditions. In Lebanon more specifically, food is omnipresent in our culture and our lives. The organization’s slogan is “We promote good, clean and fair food.”
2- Slow Food Beirut supports local agricultural production.
One of the organization’s objectives is to support local communities who produce local and regional heirloom fruits and vegetables along with products such as cheeses from high mountains and handcrafted wine and beer.
3- Slow Food Beirut is all about awareness.
Slow Food Beirut aims at building awareness of the wealth of traditional food that is today at risk in our country. They have events, farmer’s markets, create videos from all around the country as well as list local recipes to create this awareness and reach people living in Lebanon and abroad.
4- Slow Food Beirut has a directory of local producers.
Yes, there is a place on their website where you can find a directory of local producers, their location, specialty and contact information. You can enjoy it all here.
5- Slow Food Beirut’s president has collected and photographed the book Soup For Syria.
Acclaimed chefs and cookbook authors from around the world have come together to help food relief efforts to alleviate the suffering of Syria refugees. Each of them has contributed a recipe to the beautifully illustrated cookbook of delicious soups from around the world. The profits from the sales of the cookbook are donated to help fund food relief efforts through the United Nation’s UNHCR.
All photo credits to: Slow Food Beirut