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Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, and the Honest Pleasures of Food
This collection of articles from Slow Magazine, the journal of the internationally renowned Slow Food movement, celebrates food customs from around the world and decries the fast food ethos that threatens to globalize our palates.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
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Nov 18, 2013 Marjorie Elwood rated it 2 of 5 stars
A compilation of articles from the Slow Food movement's magazine, Slow, this was a little slow-going. Even the articles about food (a favorite topic of mine) weren't particularly interesting, although they were informative. There was one article, a fictional piece about cannibalism, that I found very jarring amidst the rest of the essays.
This book made me think about the way I grew up... eating figs from the tree in our backyard, calling my mother at the hair salon at the age of 7 to ask how to make meat loaf because she wasn't home yet and someone had to feed the family. Food, Family, Friends.... there's nothing better in life.
Carlo Petrini, an Italian sociologist, is the founder of the international movement Slow Food (1989).More about Carlo Petrini...