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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."
|Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
|Series:||Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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 Introduction||xi|
|Preface to the American Edition||xxi|
|The Official Slow Food Manifesto||xxiii|
|1.||Appetite and Thought||1|
|From "New Epicures" to Ecological Gastronomes||8|
|An International Movement of Good Taste||16|
|Pleasure Denied, Pleasure Rediscovered||20|
|McDonald's Versus Slow Food||26|
|2.||In the Beginning, the Territory||37|
|At the Center, the Producer||41|
|The Rebirth of the Osteria||51|
|The Difficult Voyage||54|
|The Salone del Gusto||59|
|3.||Educating and Learning||65|
|The Praise of the Senses and the Paradox of Taste||65|
|In the Schools||72|
|From the Workshops to the Master of Food||76|
|4.||The Noah Principle||85|
|Scenes from a Flood||85|
|The Ark and the Presidia||90|
|Quality, the Law, and Biotech||99|
|The Slow Food Award for the Defense of Biodiversity||105|
|Without Nostalgia: Acknowledgments||111|
|The Slow Food Italian Presidia||113|
|The Slow Food International Presidia||120|
|Slow Food Award Winners||128|
|A Chronology of Arcigola Slow Food||135|
|Slow Food U.S.A. Today||142|
What People are Saying About This
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.
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.
Everyone who enjoys quality time with fine wines and food should enjoy this book.
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