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Slow Food: The Case for Taste
     

Slow Food: The Case for Taste

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by Carlo Petrini, Alice Waters, William McCuaig
 

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ISBN-10: 0231128452

ISBN-13: 9780231128452

Pub. Date: 08/04/2004

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book 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

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Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book 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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128452
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
08/04/2004
Series:
Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
955,318
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Series Editor's Introductionxi
Prefacexvii
Preface to the American Editionxxi
The Official Slow Food Manifestoxxiii
1.Appetite and Thought1
The Origins1
From "New Epicures" to Ecological Gastronomes8
An International Movement of Good Taste16
Pleasure Denied, Pleasure Rediscovered20
McDonald's Versus Slow Food26
2.In the Beginning, the Territory37
Cultivating Diversity37
At the Center, the Producer41
The Rebirth of the Osteria51
The Difficult Voyage54
The Salone del Gusto59
3.Educating and Learning65
The Praise of the Senses and the Paradox of Taste65
In the Schools72
From the Workshops to the Master of Food76
The University81
4.The Noah Principle85
Scenes from a Flood85
The Ark and the Presidia90
Quality, the Law, and Biotech99
The Slow Food Award for the Defense of Biodiversity105
Without Nostalgia: Acknowledgments111
Appendices113
The Slow Food Italian Presidia113
The Slow Food International Presidia120
Slow Food Award Winners128
A Chronology of Arcigola Slow Food135
Slow Food U.S.A. Today142
Notes145
Select Bibliography147
Index149

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