Slow Food: The Case for Taste

Slow Food: The Case for Taste

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Slow Food: The Case for Taste by Carlo Petrini

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
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Carlo Petrini is a food writer and the founder and president of the International Slow Food Movement. He lives in Bra, Italy. William McCuaig is a translator living in Toronto. Alice Waters is executive chef and owner of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, CA.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introductionxi
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
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
Select Bibliography147

What People are Saying About This

Mario Batali

I always felt like Groucho Marx, who said he would never join a club that'd have him as a member, but Slow Food is far more spiritual, nay, religious, than any club (or religion, for that matter) I have been asked to join. Count me in. Carlo Petrini's Slow Food out-Prousts Proust, out-LaRousses LaRousse and out-Artusis Artusi and makes sense for the dreamers and doers of our times.

Michael Romano

An intelligent and impassioned plea to restore some sense, some balance, and some wisdom to our dealings not only with the issues of what we eat, but also how we choose to live our lives in these very fast times.

Robert Mondavi

Everyone who enjoys quality time with fine wines and food should enjoy this book.

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