‘Slow Food Festival’ – Vanuatu

Residents on Vanuatu’s Tanna Island will hold their first ‘slow food festival’ this week, featuring traditional methods of cooking and preserving food for times of disaster.

The festival runs all week in the provincial capital of Tafea province, and is expected to attract representatives from all six provinces including nearby countries including New Caledonia and Fiji, to attend to demonstrate their own food preparation and preservation methods.

Speaking in Port Vila for the festival, Thomas Negov said the ‘slow food festival’ was the opposite of the ‘fast foods’ from takeaway shops.

Those less healthy options have been blamed for non-communicable diseases which affect people throughout Vanuatu.

Source: RadioNZ