Monday, September 01, 2008
All around us, 50,000 people (give or take) were tasting, sipping, smelling, talking about food, and listening to ideas about food (no to industrialization, yes to eco-friendly), all surrounding the first ever Slow Food Nation festival. The Food Pavilion recognized most of the major sustainable food categories, including specifically designed pavilions highlighting fish, charcuterie, honey, cheese, bread, chocolate, coffee, tea, and wines and beers.
"There are consequences to the decisions we make everyday about what we eat. If we support the people who take care of the land, cook the food ourselves, and come back to the table, we will discover a delicious way of life," said Slow Food Nation's founder and renowned chef, Alice Waters, in a USA Today article from August 28.
The Slow Food International Movement was launched by Carlo Petrini in 1986, who protested fast food chains pushing out small family restaurants in Rome.
If you would like to get more involved in this issue, see the following links of interest: