Slow Food Bantry

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A more-than-full-house of Slow Food food lovers packed out Bantry's Organico Café yesterday to launch the newest West Cork Slow Food Convivium. Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House broke the champagne over the bow, her splendid speech packed with witty – “It's for her own sake that the cat purrs” – and serious – “Animals and plants are exploited to produce cheap food, and the farmer is exploited also” – content.
Martha Cashman's fantastic art spoons were not only exhibited on the walls of the café but were also auctioned to raise money for good charitable causes, and of course the food was only superb, but then that is what we have come to expect from the seriously cool Dare sisters – Hannah and Rachel – and all of their crew who steer the mighty ship Organico. A great day.