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Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food Paperback – October 1, 2001
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"...a fascinating study in how the subject of food... isn't just the province of foodies anymore." -- Valley News, October 2001
"Slow Food has become an adroit advocate for... the enjoyment and appreciation of food and drink." -- Food Arts
"We applaud Slow Food's rejection of homogeneity and its celebration of the local, the quirky, the rare." -- Saveur Magazine
About the Author
Carlo Petrini, born in the small northern Italian town of Bra in 1949, is the founder and international president of the Slow Food movement, committed to the promotion of “good, clean and fair food.” The author of several books, he contributes regularly to Italian dailies and magazines on matters related to gastronomy and food politics. To write Terra Madre, he collaborated closely with Carlo Bogliotti, an editor of the Slowfood magazine and governor of the Slow Food Italy association.
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It doesn't seem to be put together in any type of coherent sequence.
If you want to actually be inspired into looking deeper at the slow food movement, I would high recommend any book my Michael Pollan, esp "The Omnivore's Dilemma."
Another writer said in his historical Introduction, the movement "has educated members and readers around the world on uniqueness and tradition, regionalism and universality in food."
One essayist notes the McDonald's chain's emphasis "on predictable products, settings, and experiences, and on the replacement of skilled human beings with non-human technologies. I have used the term 'McDonaldization' to describe the process by which these principles have spread throughout the fast food industry, other sectors of American society, and increasingly other societies around the world." (Pg. 19)
A Yale professor quoted observes that in the 10,000 food ads that a child watches a year, "They are seeing soft drinks, candy bars, sugar-coated cereals, and fast food; all of them eagerly swallowed by extremely thin guys. Put the two things together and you can have only one result---obesity." (Pg. 26)
This is an interesting introduction to this interesting movement.
The book is an anthology of writings from the movement's quartely publication Slow, which has been published since 1996. It is divided into fifteen sections with titles like "The Ark and the Deluge", "Prohibitions and Prejudice", and simply "Beer". It is rich, intelligent, insighful writing that will anger you one moment and leave you drooling the next. Buy the book then loan it to a friend.