June News and Events for the Slow Food Youth Network Scotland...
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We've been busy planning some events over the summer to keep your brains buzzing and tastebuds tantalized!  Here's what's happening over the next couple of months...

SFYN Scotland Instagram Takeover!

Follow our Instagram feed to see what our members are up as they take over our Instagram account over the summer, starting with the lovely Sammi from Glasgow! 

They'll be providing a peek into their daily lives and showing what good, clean, fair food for all means to them.
We'd love to profile a wide range of people from Scotland who are passionate about supporting a better food system, be it producer, chef, educator, farmer or passionate consumer. 

Are you in Scotland, under 40 and want to do a takeover on our Instagram feed for a week? Please do get in touch at or via social media!

SFYN Scotland: Coffee Loves Milk

We're pleased to announce our next SFYN event through in Glasgow, which will take a closer look into one of our favourite morning beverages. 
  •  When: Thursday, 28 July, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • What: Slow Food Youth Network Scotland: Coffee Loves Milk.

A morning macchiato to a lunchtime latte. Coffee and milk is a classic combination, yet their stories couldn't be more different. We will be exploring local milk with West Mossgiel Farm and coffee from around the world with Dear Green Coffee Roasters in a morning of tastings and discussion.

  • Where: Dear Green Coffee Roasters, 13-27 East Campbell Street, Unit 2 Glasgow Collective, Glasgow, G1 5DT
  • Free, but ticketed through CCA website

Tickets will be available via the CCA website shortly. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates.

 Munch Together for SFYN Scotland

Munch Together is a new social business based in Edinburgh which aims to bring people from all backgrounds together through food. Eating homemade food at a local's home in either your city or around the world is a great way to create new friendships, by sharing and finding common ground and integrating with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

After visiting her first 'Munch' at co-founder Mo's home, Steph from SFYN thought this would be a great way to do a spot of cooking, meet some new people and raise some funds for the SFYN whilst she's at it. 

She will be serving a simple, leisurely 3 course meal using local, sustainable and seasonable Scottish produce.

If you're keen to find out more about SFYN in Scotland, or possibly host your own Munch in the future, this is a perfect opportunity to pop by and also discover some of the stories behind the food that she'll be serving!

  • When: Sunday 10 July 2016, 5.30pm - 21.30pm
  • What: A Seasonal Scottish Teatime Munch Together for SFYN Scotland


The meal will cost £15 and booking details can be found on Munch Together's event page

TheYFM Academy outside Edinburgh Castle on their recent visit to Edinburgh.  Photo by Jelmer Jeuring. 
The Dutch Youth Food Movement Academy have written a wee blog post about their recent study trip to Edinburgh where they sought to explore Scotland's gastronomy and food system over three themed days.
We were delighted that the Academy chose to visit Scotland this year, and it was a honor to meet such a diverse and friendly group from another country and be able to discuss the differences and similarities about issues in the food system.
Read about their reflections here and see more photos from the trip by Jelmer Jeuring on their Facebook album
A massive thank you to everyone who volunteered for our Neighbourhood food tours or took time from their busy schedules to give them some insight into their businesses or community projects. It was a great few days!  

We're in the process of creating a new look website and blog for SFYN Scotland so more information on their visit will be published when it goes live. 

SFYN Events coming soon...

SFYN Scotland will be participating in this year's Edinburgh Food Festival which is on between the 27th and 31st July. 

Offering revellers a wide variety of Scotland’s finest produce to enjoy, food producers from around the country will fill the gardens, from Plan Bee Ltd to Breadshare; Fresh Revolution to Alplings, there’s something for everyone. With the iconic Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete as its centrepiece, a variety of headline shows will take place over the five days providing great interactive entertainment.

Save the date for the evening of Thursday 28th July! Expect soup and maybe a little disco! ;) Full details to be announced soon!

Why are sweet things so delicious?

We're busy planning our next #whatthefood event which will take place in Edinburgh which will focus on sugar. Sugar has been branded as the new biggest evil by nutritionists. But is it really our fault if we love it? Learn about taste, preferences and find out if you’re a supertaster with a multisensory tasting lab guided by Dr Lois White of Focus on Food. Interesting tastes will be provided!
What is the Slow Food Youth Network?

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues.

We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) was founded to make youth familiar with Slow Food's philosophy that says that all food should be Good, Clean and Fair. This means that food should be prepared with care and respect, grown as sustainable as possible and that the farmers and producers should get a fair wage.

SFYN raises awareness among young citizens and consumers to encourage and mobilize them in making responsible choices. It wants them to take part in the public debate about current issues, such as how to feed the world, what to do about food waste, and how to produce food as sustainable as possible.



Slow Food Youth Network Scotland's Eat In at the Royal Mile, where we invited passers by to join and discuss what food meant to them.
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