On Friday 28th October, Port Vila held it’s first Slow Food Show at Saralana Park. After the success of the Tupunis Slow Food Festival on Tanna in August, the Slow Food Committee will be facilitating similar shows to promote traditional food preparation and to celebrate national identity.
At the launch of the Tupunis Slow Food festival, Dr. Andrina Thomas, co-chair of the Slow Food Vanuatu Network, wrote on social media at the time, ‘Slow Food is Vanuatu’s Cultural Heritage. We survive on our indigenous island food and this cultural heritage has sustained us for thousands of years.
Remember fast food equates to non-communicable diseases, diabetes, hypertension, hear attacks, etc, while slow food means healthier and longer life and wellbeing. People who consumer more slow food (our indigenous island food, root crops, island cabbage, our natural resources) will die more slowly too.’
PHOTO CREDIT: PATRICIA STAFFORD