I am a member of Slow Food, the international movement for food politics. The movement declared ‘a new conception of agriculture and food’; Good, Clean, and Fair.
Good – from a sensory perspective (the look, the feel, the flavour, the aroma) and also the health perspective.
Clean – from a sustainability perspective.
Fair – from a social (justice) perspective.
Buth Kuddeh Catering has adopted these three principles and continues to look at ways to put them into practice. To the extent that I can do it, I aim for the following:
- Vegetables and fruits that are fresh and seasonal, that is, they haven’t been stored frozen or artificially matured, or reconstituted dehydrate.
- Produce certified as organic.
- Meat and fowl raised and killed humanely.
- Free range eggs.
- No farmed seafood.
- Crockery and cutlery that is recyclable.
- Fruit and vegetable produce from local farmers and orchardists (the Sydney Basin where possible).
- Produce that supports family businesses and artisans.
- Ingredients from companies certified Fair Trade.