Fairtrade “Foodstock Fortnight” is coming to Crystal Palace

DomaliCrystal Palace Transition Town is staging a fortnight of food events, and is taking bookings now for a special meal on Sunday, March 3 at the Domali on Westow Street.

Bookings for the meal – £22.50, with proceeds going to the Norwood Food Bank – need to be received by this Wednesday, February 20.

The event is a one-off opportunity to savour a three-course meal woven with stories of SE19-grown and Fairtrade ingredients. The idea behind the meal is to promote a fairer deal for farmers in some of the world’s poorest countries who produce the products we cannot produce ourselves, whilst showcasing what food we can produce locally even at the leanest time of year.

The menu will feature bread with a local story, dips made from local ingredients and Fairtrade spices, a wonderfully hearty Mushroom bourguignon made with lashings of Fairtrade red wine and some really exciting puds. Coffee, chocolate and a taster cocktail also included.

Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

To register your interest, email lynn@crystalpalacetransition.org.uk by this Wednesday.

Other events in the Food Fortnight include…

Food Fight

7.30pm, Mon Feb 25 the Cafe Thing, Antenna Studios (past Haynes Lane market, off Westow Street)

Lots of issues to discuss around food. Should “local” be our main priority? What about farmers in the developing countries? What has Fairtrade got to do with peak oil and climate change? If you care about these issues, come and listen to what our panel has to say then let us know what you think.

Two films on chocolate

7.30pm, Tue Feb 26 Twenty Five bar, Westow Hill

These two 45 minute films will make you feel moved, sad, angry… and they’ll certainly make you think twice before you choose your next bar of chocolate. But it’s not all negative. Essential viewing for all chocoholics.

There are also plans for extensive activities on Saturday, March 2, centred around Upper Norwood Library and into the night at the Westow House pub.

For further information information on these and other activities in the food fortnight, visit www.crystalpalacetransition.org or email info@crystalpalacetransition.org.uk

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