Slow Fish Challenge
The international Slow Food network - members
and convivia, Terra Madre food communities, cooks, academics and
young people and Presidia producers - is taking action in 2009 by
organizing countless activities dedicated to sustainable fish in
all corners of the world. In the Slow Fish Challenge, participants
investigate the sustainable fish choices in their region, and hold
a a small event (tastings, dinners, workshops...) to pass this information
onto their community. Following the event, information and recipes
are sent to be published here in an online cookbook of good, clean
and fair fish and seafood from around the world.
If you would like to participate, here are the instructions:
1. Find your fish!
Avoid endangered species such
as bluefin tuna, Atlantic salmon, tropical shrimps, swordfish etc.
here to view regional sustainable seafood guides.
Choose a local fish,
i.e. caught in seas or rivers near to you.
Ensure the fish are of the minimum size
necessary to reproduce (there are fish such as Orange Roughy which
only reach the age of reproduction at 20 years!)
The fish should be in season, i.e. outside its
period of reproduction.
2. Choose a recipe
A traditional recipe from your
A recipe invented by you, which might become the
tradition of tomorrow.
3. Plan an event to cook your fish...
... at home, in a public space or during
an event, at a restaurant or canteen, where you can share your meal
- with friends, customers, journalists, school children etc. Explain
to your table companions why this fish was chosen and others were
avoided. Your recipe will be an opportunity to celebrate, marked
by conviviality and a small but significant gesture of responsibility.
4. Send the information
you have collected about this fish (its characteristics, how, where
and when it is caught, why it is sustainable...) your recipe
and a photo, or other material such as children's drawings, an illustration,
fishermen's tales etc.
Slow Fish Challenge is happening across 2009, and the first entries
will be published in August.
Send your recipes and information or any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!