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When: 15 September 2015, 7:00pm
Where: The Exchange, 50 Gardiner Street Lower, Dublin 1

Please join us Tuesday, 15 September at 7:00pm for the Irish premier of the award-winning documentary Just Eat It.

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?

Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

After the movie we will have a chance to hear what some local organizations are doing about the problem of food waste here in Dublin. We will also enjoy some great snacks from local chef and food writer Anthony O’Toole that demonstrate how easy and delicious it is to use portions of ingredients we typically throw away.


When: 14 July 2015, 7:30
Where: The Ugly Duckling, George’s Street Arcade

On Tuesday 14th July, #BrewsWePlate will team up with Rascal’s Brewing for a great night of food and beer with Slow Food Dublin.

The night will kick off at 7.30 in the Ugly Duckling, opening the Georges Street Arcade for our pleasure only.

#BrewsWePlate will pair 6 original courses to 3 of the Rascal’s beer selection. The beers will be presented by brewers Emma & Cathal.

Tickets for members of Slow Food are only €40, a 20% discount off the normal price. For the menu and more information visit the booking site linked below. Spaces are limited so please book as soon as possible!


gin+tonic+logoIt’s a great time to enjoy gin in Ireland. Slow Food Dublin is excited to host a Gin & Cheese tasting on 24 June as a part of the Dublin Gin & Tonic Fest.

The tasting will include the three Irish gins featured in the festival, with cheese pairings selected by Sheridans Cheesemongers.

And best of all, we’ll be honoured to welcome the producers to speak about their gins, and the foraging and botanicals that create their Irish character:

If you missed our event in April, this is your chance. Or maybe you just can’t get enough Irish Gin and Irish Cheese! Either way we’d love to see you at Lillie’s Bordello.

Lillie’s Bordello is a Gin & Tonic Fest location, so you’ll be able to purchase a Gin & Tonic Fest wristband, and avail of Lillie’s festival gin cocktail.