Slowing down is not only good for us; it’s also a great way to eat.
What is the Slow Food Movement?
The Slow Food Movement is an excellent example of the past forging the way forward. Starting in Italy back in the 1980s when Carlo Petrininn staged a protest against the introduction of a McDonalds outlet in Rome, the international Slow Food Movement today boasts some 85,000 supporters in 132 countries.
The official Slow Food Movement manifesto states that a firm defence of quiet material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of fast life. But in simpler terms, the goal of the Slow Food Movement is to rediscover and embrace the enjoyment and pleasure in food, as well as help reverse the popularity trend of fast food, fast life, non-sustained food production and the eroding of local economies.
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