We're sending a quick newsletter bulletin to announce a special film night which is being organised collaboratively by Slow Food Edinburgh and the wonderful Leith Food Assembly. and is a week today! We do hope you can join them on the evening of the 28th October!
They will be screening the 1970's vision of the future of food, 'Soylent Green' with a TV dinner accompaniment at Ostara Cafe on Friday 28th October at 7pm.
This classic American Sci Fi thriller is set in a densely overpopulated, starving New York City of the future, with NYPD detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) investigating the murder of an executive at rations manufacturer Soylent Corporation. Perfect for a Halloween weekend they’ ve paired the screening with a fun ‘TV dinner’ menu which will mix some future food concepts with traditional seasonal Scottish ingredients sourced from our Food Assembly producers and other local suppliers. A perfect blend of food for thought with a little bit of mischief!
Tickets cost £22.50 (+ booking fee) and are now available via Brown Paper Tickets: Please book asap to avoid disappointment.
'Trick or Treat’ gin cocktail or mulled Fruitful Woods apple juice
Soylent Green shot
Popcorn with Mara dulse seaweed
Cricket Flour Bread with cricket salt seasoning or Breadshare Sourdough
Grierson 0rganic lamb hotch-potch served with pumpkin mash
Seabuckthorn posset with a miracle berry tablet served with a dulse & beremeal shortbread biscuit
Dietary requirements: Please contact us if you require a vegetarian hotch-potch. Due to the special nature of this menu, we are unable to cater for other specific dietary requirements.
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.