Food for Thought…

“The everyday act of eating is a great way to interact with your community and a great entry point for changing the world. … You can show your values through how you eat.”

Josh Viertel, President, Slow Food USA (SmartPlanet.com)

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“The low cost of food not only devalues food itself, but also hides all the evil we are doing to the earth.”

—Carlo Petrini, founder of the international Slow Food movement, in Terra Madre: Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities (Chelsea Green, 2010, p. 66)

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“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”

—Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (1825)

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“The Slow Food project was born in Italy in opposition to the fast food that landed on our shores and tried to take over, so the awareness that the issue was international was there from the start. … If fast food means uniformity, Slow Food sets out to save and resuscitate individual gastronomic legacies everywhere. … Slow Food urges people to recover the memory of regional gastronomic practices.”

—Carlo Petrini, Slow Food founder and president