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  Slow Food USA
We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work, and that all people should have access to this good and clean food.
Slow Food USA envisions a future food system that is based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice – in essence, a food system that is good, clean and fair.
Slow Food USA believes that pleasure and quality in everyday life can be achieved by slowing down, respecting the convivial traditions of the table and celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty.
www.slowfoodusa.org /about   (792 words)

  New Rules Project - The New Rules - Fall 2000 - Setting a Slow Table
Slow Food's symbol is the snail, a tiny creature that embodies a world of wisdom: reject the frenzy of modern living in favor of a slow, contemplative life rooted in community and firmly connected to the earth and its fruits.
Slow Food is also a political movement, organized to fight what are perhaps the most serious threats facing local foods: laws that favor large-scale production and make it nearly impossible for many artisan producers to continue their craft.
Slow Food has long described itself as an eco-gastronomic movement, recognizing that artisan foods derive their singular flavors from the soil, water and climate of the place where they were created.
www.newrules.org /journal/nrfall00slowfood.html   (2497 words)

 Slow Food Chicago
Slow Food Chicago and Kendall College present a dining experience to benefit Ms Waters' foundation, Slow Food Nation, and Slow Food Chicago.
Slow Food Nation is a year long campaign whose goal is to raise America’s awareness for how food is produced and distributed in the United States.
Slow Food Nation's goal combines pleasure with responsibility to inspire a new activism with food at its core.
www.slowfoodchicago.org   (237 words)

 Slow Food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slow Food movement was created to combat fast food and claims to preserve the cultural cuisine and the associated food plants and seeds, domestic animals, and farming within an ecoregion.
The Slow Food movement was begun by Carlo Petrini in Italy as a resistance movement to fast food.
Slow Food responds by claiming to be working towards local production and consumption which will exploit "best practices" of science and professions worldwide but ultimately prove cheaper due to less reliance on transport and energy and chemical and technology intensive methods.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slow_Food   (976 words)

 Slow Food International
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
The new Presidium for Fire Roasted Mesquite of the Seri will be officially presented at the forthcoming Fifth International Slow Food...
The Terra Madre cooks’ network is organizing a series of dinners, to be held concurrently around the world, to promote sustainable...
www.slowfood.com   (165 words)

 BBC - Food - Food matters - Slow Food
Processed fast food was not only changing the physical landscape through intensive farming, but it was also eroding a way of life that revolved around producing and eating great food in a relaxed, sociable way.
Slow Food, whose aim is to "protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenisation of modern fast food and life," was born.
Approved Slow Food producers set up stalls and sell their foods to the general public, give talks, hold workshops, attend seminars and meet with like-minded producers from around the world, regardless of whether they make English Single Gloucester cheese or pick wild vanilla pods in Mexico.
www.bbc.co.uk /food/food_matters/slowfood.shtml   (1004 words)

 Slow Food Miami
Slow Food Miami is a not-for-profit education organization that advocates ecogastronomy, a fusion of principles with pleasure.
Slow Food groups in 100 countries throughout the world are dedicated to the revival of kitchen and table as centers of culture and community; to invigoration of regional, seasonal traditions; to stewardship of the land; and to making time to enjoy life at a slower, more humane pace, in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
Slow Food offers the cultivation of taste as a natural way to interrupt the fast food feeding frenzy in an era of bloated portions and epidemic overweight.
www.slowfoodmiami.com /index.html   (536 words)

 Slow Food - E-Files - Sierra Club
The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1986 as a direct response to the opening of a fast-food hamburger restaurant in the heart of Rome.
Slow Food's Ark of Taste project seeks to identify and publicize endangered foods such as the Piedmont cow and Moselle red peaches, and to encourage people to seek them out, on the theory that if the market demands, supply will increase.
The Slow Food point of view has received some dramatic validation as food producers and consumers in Europe have dealt with mad cow disease, an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and serious concerns about genetically modified foods.
www.sierraclub.org /e-files/slow_food.asp   (362 words)

 Word Spy - slow food
Instead of drive-up burgers, tacos and chicken wings, slow food followers carve out a little bit of time in their hectic schedules to appreciate locally grown food, to preserve traditional cooking techniques (which usually require patience, not speed) and to celebrate the bounty with family and friends.
Slow food is a philosophical and ecological movement as well as a gastronomic one.
It has standardized food from country to country, emphasized the beauty of what's on the plate but not its safety, and is undoing thousands of years of gastronomic civilization.
www.wordspy.com /words/slowfood.asp   (527 words)

 Slow Food | Farm Direct
The founding father of the Slow Food Movement, Carlo Petrini, recognized in 1986 that the industrialization of food was standardizing taste and leading to the annihilation of thousands of food varieties and flavors.
These foods, and the communities that produce and depend on them, are constantly at risk of succumbing to the effects of the fast life, which manifests itself through the industrialization and standardization of our food supply and degradation of our farmland.
Slow Food U.S.A. oversees Slow Food activities in North America, including the support and promotion of the activities of 70 local chapters, each called a "convivium," that carry out the Slow Food mission on a local level.
www.illinoisfarmdirect.org /About/slow_food.html   (373 words)

 Slow Food Tallahassee Get Educated
Slow Food not only recalls the origins, first steps, and international expansion of the movement from the perspective of its founder, it is also a powerful expression of the organization's goal of engendering social reform through the transformation of our attitudes about food and eating.
As Newsweek described it, the Slow Food movement has now become the basis for an alternative to the American rat race, the inspiration for "a kinder and gentler capitalism." Linger a while then, with the story of what Alice Waters in her Foreword calls "this Delicious Revolution," and rediscover the pleasures of the good life.
Gary Paul Nabhan's experience with food permeates his life as a first-generation Lebanese American, as an avid gardener and subsistence hunter-gatherer, as an ethnobotanist preserving seed diversity, and as an activist devoted to recovering native food traditions to restore the health of Native Americans in the Southwest.
www.slowfoodtallahassee.org /links.htm   (911 words)

 Resources & Activities: New Words
These protestors are among the many advocates of slow food, carving out time in their busy lives to oppose all forms of burgers, pizzas, tacos and fried chicken in favour of locally grown food, cooked by traditional, sometimes painstakingly slow, techniques.
The Slow Food Movement was founded in 1986 by one Carlo Petrini, an Italian journalist who was enraged when a McDonald’s restaurant opened in the Piazza di Spagna in Rome.
Fast food is viewed as a threat to gastronomic individuality: ingredients, production, preparation and consumption of food should all relate to individual cultures and personal pleasure.
www.macmillandictionary.com /New-Words/030303-slow-food.htm   (281 words)

 The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Slow Food’s Ark of Taste has cataloged hundreds of extraordinary products from around the world.
This project has made an important contribution to the documentation of the existence of diverse traditional foods, but it was not enough to guarantee their survival.
Slow Food Presidia work in different ways, but the goals remain constant: to promote artisan products; to stabilize production techniques; to establish stringent production standards and, above all, to guarantee a viable future for traditional foods.
slowfoodfoundation.org /eng/presidi/lista.lasso?lista=si&...   (278 words)

 Slow food fits the slow movement   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The time was right for this movement and by the 1990s Slow Food had grown hugely and was developing a new political dimension, lobbying the EU on trade and agricultural policy and working to save endangered foods.
The slow food movement challenges us to think about how consumption choices we make form part of on interdependent network within a social economy – the pleasures of food preparation and consumption among friends and family helps develop social and cultural capital.
An important component of the Slow Food movement is the commitment to educate children about the origins and taste of food – to help them to have a connection to the food they eat.
www.slowmovement.com /slow_food.php   (665 words)

 Slow Food Wisconsin South East   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Slow Food has also worked to help preserve and educate people about sustainable farming practices and local culinary traditions and culture.
Food Preservation at the Urban Ecology Center The Milwaukee CSA Initiative is offering three information-packed classes on food preservation that will cover not only a variety of foods but also many of the methods for preserving them, including, freezing, drying, and canning.
Food For Thought Recipe Contest The seventh annual recipe contest, coordinated by REAP Food Group of Madison, focuses on ingredients that are fresh, minimally processed, sustainably produced, flavorful and nutritious.
www.slowfoodwise.org /slow/index.php   (527 words)

 Fork & Bottle: Our View of Slow Food
From their website: “Slow Food is an international association that promotes food and wine culture, but also defends food and agricultural biodiversity worldwide.
Founded by Slow Food in 2003 and based in Pollenzo, Italy, The University of Gastonomic Sciences is the world’s first academy of "eno-gastronomy," with campuses in Pollenzo, near Bra, and Colorno, near Parma.
Slow Food USA is an educational organization dedicated to the stewardship of the land and
www.forkandbottle.com /events/slowfood   (585 words)

We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible.
We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.
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www.slowfoodvancouver.com   (220 words)

 Slow Food in the United Kingdom
Eco-gastronomy - and the conviviality of food: Since the 1980s, Slow Food has become an international organisation of 80,000 members in 90 countries who not only care about enjoying and retaining our diverse heritage of regional food and drink, and protecting it from globalisation, but are increasingly aware of the associated environmental issues.
Web site contents Copyright © Slow Food UK 2006/7.
The Slow Food logo is a registered trade mark and may not be used without permission.
www.slowfood.org.uk   (106 words)

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