Critique: Presenting a somewhat iconoclastic perspective on the meaning of freedom and social change, "Food & Freedom: How the Slow Food Movement
Is Changing the World Through Gastronomy" is a compelling, informative, and insightful read from beginning to end.
Dr Fenn is a champion of the Slow Food movement
, which advocates taking time to prepare and eat locally sourced food, rather than zapping something in a microwave or grabbing a snack to go.
The market itself though - along with its sister, the Willowbridge Slow Market up near the vast Tyger Valley shopping mall near Belville in Cape Town's northern suburbs - is a member of the now internationally renowned Slow Food movement
, which was set up in 1989 to try and counteract the impact of fast-food and the 'fast lifestyle' to which it is linked.
SLOW MEDICINE--a term coined by the Italian cardiologist Alberto Dolara in a medical abstract published in 2002 (and cited in Butler's book)-advocates for medical care the same "back to basics" approach that the Slow Food movement
has brought to cooking and nutrition.
When McDonalds announced the opening of a branch near the city's famous Spanish Steps in 1986, Italian food activist Carlo Petrini launched a protest, setting up what is now known as the Slow Food movement
Business and economics, tourism, community resources and development, and geography, planning, and recreation scholars from New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia, and Israel first consider the concept of local food in Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the US, followed by chapters on the idea of what constitutes sustainable food in Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, Malaysia, and the UK, with discussion of the Slow Food movement
, cross-industry partnerships, winegrowing, halal certification, and heritage and regional identity.
We were slow food before there was a Slow Food movement
It follows the slow food movement
, which emphasizes the need to eat local, seasonal foods.
THE Slow Food movement
and its impact on Wales will be the topic at a special lunch at a Welsh restaurant on Monday.
Even devotees of the Slow Food movement
, which prides itself on the organic and the locally-sourced, sometimes have the tendency to get so caught up in the search for the perfect heirloom tomato that they forget that many people don't have any tomatoes at all.
Piedmont, Italy - The home of Nutella, bold red wines and the Slow Food movement
, Italy's Piedmont region is the stuff of (very good) dreams.
IF YOU'VE NOTICED better bread at your grocery store, a farmers market where there wasn't one before, and artisan coffee roasters popping up everywhere you look in recent years, you probably have Alice Waters and the Slow Food movement