Life in the Slow Food Lane

August 21, 2014 6:48 PM

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Life in the Slow Food Lane

Do you make a weekly trip to the farmers market, seeking out the best and freshest local produce, honey, cheese, fish, and whatever else is available? Are you concerned that organic and sustainable practices inaugurated your foodstuffs? Is it important to you that those who nourish and provide the ingredients for your dinner be known and respected and fairly compensated? Would you rather invite the neighbors over for a locally-sourced, lovingly-prepared ethnic feast than go out to the latest trendy fusion restaurant?

Then whether you know it or not, you're already a dedicated member of a worldwide movement known as "slow food." Officially begun in Italy in the 1980s as a response to "fast food" and its incursions into regional cuisine and identity, this way of looking at the world through food is much more than ...

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