Tuesday, March 3, 2009
What do you think of when you imagine "dinner in France" or "lunch in Italy"? Do you think of cafes populated with diners lingering over coffee and dessert? Do you think of meals that extend three hours as the patrons talk and laugh and savor their food? Now what comes to mind when you picture lunch time in America? People scarfing down fast food in their cars?
Your mother told you to eat slowly and now there's even more reason to do so. Slow Food is a movement which began in Italy in 1989 to "counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world." Slow Food employs a handy acronym to help you focus on your food choices:
S - Seasonal
L - Local
O - Organic
W - Whole
The Slow Food website is chock full of great information. Visit it here: http://slowfood.com/
Reminder: To enter the giveaway for a free copy of A Day with a Perfect Stranger, by David Gregory, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be drawn Sunday, March 8th.