Slow Food by Carlo Petrini
(The Case For Taste)

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Take a breath.... Read slowly.

How often in the course and crush of our daily lives do we afford ourselves moments to truly relish-to truly be present in-the act of preparing and eating food? For most of us, our enjoyment of food has fall

 

About Carlo Petrini

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Carlo Petrini, born in the small northern Italian town of Bra in 1949, is the founder and international president of the Slow Food movement, committed to the promotion of "good, clean and fair food." The author of several books, he contributes regularly to Italian dailies and magazines on matters related to gastronomy and food politics. To write"Terra Madre", he collaborated closely with Carlo Bogliotti, an editor of the "Slowfood" magazine and governor of the Slow Food Italy association.
 
Published June 5, 2003 by Columbia University Press. 185 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Cooking, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Slow Food: The Case for Taste By Carlo Petrini, translated by William McCuaig 155pp, Columbia, £17 Slow Food: Collected Writings on Taste, Tradition and the Honest Pleasures of Food Foreword by Carlo Petrini 192pp, Grub Street, £12.99 The idea of "slow" first hit international sensibilities ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Weaver, chef and owner of Tre Piani Restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey, describes his work with the Slow Food movement—an international association founded by Carlo Petrini in Italy in 1989 dedicated, in Weaver's words, to "support[ing] authentic food that's been grown and enjoyed as close to ...

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(Nov.)Forecast:This book looks wonderful, and the organization Slow Food is highly popular with foodies these days, but lack of a distinct tie-in to the group on the cover (such as the easily recognized Slow Food snail) may confuse followers.

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Publishers Weekly

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Slow Food, a group of 75,000 members that supports recognition of traditional foods and eating patterns (e.g., the family meal), is an important player in today's battle for the palates and stomachs of the world.

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Spirituality & Practice

It favors farmers’ markets filled with food that has vitality, flavor, and beauty versus food shipped into stores from distant marketplaces that is often out of season and highly toxic thanks to packaging and things used to increase shelf life.

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News Review.

Members of the Shasta-Cascade slow food chapter and the public enjoy a bus tour of Llano Seco Rancho during their Terra Madre Day celebration.

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Columbia Journalism Review

Working for the Slow Food movement—as I did for three months in 2006 until my Italian visa ran out—is the kind of job that requires some explanation.

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Creative Loafing

While Europeans have a viable concern to preserve their food culture, American Slow Food enthusiasts might put their efforts into finding a way to use these ideas to slow the obesity epidemic, to teach our children how to eat better and to make this into a real public-health issue.

May 30 2007 | Read Full Review of Slow Food(The Case For Taste)

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