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Slow Food Revolution: A New Culture for Eating and Living

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Founded in Italy in 1986 by charismatic Italian gourmand Carlo Petrini, Slow Food has grown into a phenomenally successful movement against the uniformity and compromised quality of fast food and supermarket chains. With nearly 85,000 members in 45 countries around the world, Slow Food has developed from a small, grassroots group into the most influential gastronomic movem ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published October 17th 2006 by Rizzoli (first published January 1st 2005)
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Melissa
Jan 09, 2009 Melissa rated it liked it
Of all the Slow Food publications, this one is the best to understand how Slow Food came about. However, I don't know if it's the translation from Italian to English or just Petrini's writing style, but the writing is dense. A lot of detail as well. Really worth the read for those interested in the topic or those who are interested in social revolutions, but others might not find it at all interesting.
molly
Sep 14, 2007 molly marked it as could-not-finish
Honestly? I got to page 12. That's how bad the writing and/or translation was. I'm interested in the Slow Food movement, but will find out information from a source that can actually write. There were so many organization and individual names listed by page 5 that I wanted to throw the damn thing across the room. Plus, the authors can't keep a train of thought going for more than a paragraph at a time.
Katherine
Jan 15, 2009 Katherine rated it it was ok
Shelves: food-fun
This book was a history of the Slow Food movement, complete with many many many specific details about the political origins of Slow Food and its development to the global organization promoting heirlooom foods and breeds. I skimmed the last two thirds of the book. Trying to finish it was keeping me from reading.
Hande
Aug 13, 2012 Hande rated it it was ok
This book was constructed as a chronological timeline of events that led to the establishment of the movement, with little anecdotes dispersed in between. If you want to know more about the revolution and the philosophy behind it (rather than Italian legislation and politics), begin from the end and read the testimonials by local farmers, fishermen, winemakers from around the world.
Erika
Mar 25, 2008 Erika rated it it was amazing
Everyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy a slow cooked home meal or just good food in general. I grew up eating at the dinner table every night even if only one parent was present and only hot dog macaroni concoction. If its made with love that's all that really matters. I believe in the Slow Food Revolution.
Linds_e
Apr 05, 2008 Linds_e rated it it was ok
Well, I can't exactly call this read. I more like flipped through it. I love food books and I love books about food politics, but I found this one to be kind of boring/pretentious. I might check it out again sometime to give it another try but it is due today.
Tara
Apr 10, 2011 Tara rated it liked it
The language and material was hard to get through some times; it wasn't an easy bedtime book. However, the information was fascinating! Reading through the Presidia in the back was particularly interesting.
C. Wells
Jun 02, 2009 C. Wells rated it it was ok
I like the ideals of the movement, but this history was a little too boring for me. I couldn't really finish it.
John
Feb 20, 2011 John rated it did not like it
If you're looking for Slow Food inspiration, then this is not the book for you. If you have a passing interest in the politics in Italy a few decades ago, it might be.
Tara
Jun 30, 2009 Tara marked it as to-read
Shelves: on-hold
For some reason, even though I am so interested in the topic, I can not deal with reading this book.
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Carlo Petrini, an Italian sociologist, is the founder of the international movement Slow Food (1989).
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