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On December 19th, our colleagues at Slow Food International posted on their website regretfully announcing the death of Sarah Freeman, British food writer, cook, and good friend of Slow Food. She was a regular contributor to the Slow journal, and a tireless supporter and promoter of the Ark of Taste.

Executive Director Erika Lesser has fond memories of traveling with her and about 60 others as part of an International Ark meeting in Florence in the fall of 2005. You can read Freeman’s vivid account of it here.

A Spring 2003 Virginia Quarterly Review article called “The New Look–and taste–of Modern British Cuisine,” places Sarah Freeman and her 1995 book, The Best of Modern British Cookery, as an essential link in the chain of British Food history. In the book Freeman–like a good Slow Food devotee– highlights British food classics, while concentrating on using local and seasonal ingredients.