What is Slow Food?. The philosophy and practice of Slow Food Slow life Locating Slow in the literature on consumption, on social movements and on identity Comparing slow and organic. Slow Food: origins beliefs practices.
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'May suitable doses of guaranteed sensual pleasure and slow, long-lasting enjoyment preserve us from the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency.'
'Our defense should begin at the table with Slow Food. Let us rediscover the flavors and savors of regional cooking and banish the degrading effects of Fast Food.'
'In the name of productivity, Fast Life has changed our way of being and threatens our environment and our landscapes. So Slow Food is now the only truly progressive answer.'Paris 1989: In Defense of Pleasure
Pleasure, slow long-lasting enjoyment long-lasting enjoyment preserve us from the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency.'
The Table...flavoursome regional cooking,
And slow foodKey emergent themes from the manifesto:
Aganist long-lasting enjoyment preserve us from the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency.'
overly bureaucratically regulated and hygenised food
No space for food cultureFrom 1989 to the present:Key themes:
The Ark of Taste aims to rediscover, catalog, describe and publicize forgotten flavors. It is a metaphorical recipient of excellent gastronomic products that are threatened by industrial standardization, hygiene laws, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage.Ark products range from the Italian Valchiavenna goat to the American Navajo-Churro sheep, from the last indigenous Irish cattle breed, the Kerry, to a unique variety of Greek fava beans grown only on the island of Santorini. All are endangered products that have real economic viability and commercial potential.The Arc of Taste:
Products must be linked environmentally, socio-economically and historically to a specific area.
Products must be produced in limited quantities, by farms or by small-scale processing companies.
Products must be threatened with either real or potential extinctionThe Arc of Taste: criteria
Cost and associated scale of being certified organic and historically to a specific area.
Disconnection with your locality (certified manure)
Slow leaves space for an ecologically orientated quality mark for those who don't get/want organic certificateBack to Slow Food: the slow critique of organic