20 October 2008

A bit slow on the Slow Food scene

We just watched the closing discussion from the 2008 panel at the Slow Food Nation Conference in August. The panel consists of some of the greatest activists and writers in the good local food and social justice movement: Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Michael Pollan, Alice Waters, Eric Schlosser and Carlo Petrini.

We are a bit slow on the uptake, six weeks after the conference, but our own slow food season has come first.

If you haven't seen this yet, it is well worth watching.

http://fora.tv/2008/08/30/Slow_Food_Nation_Closing_1_of_2
http://fora.tv/2008/08/30/Slow_Food_Nation_Closing_2_of_2

2 comments:

Susy said...

I subscribe to the slow food blog and read most of the articles. Mr Chiot's and I are big advocates of Slow Food. We've been teaching some friends to slow down and enjoy what we eat, they're catching on and starting to do it more frequently (even without us around). Now if we could only convince them to eat local pastured beef & drink raw local milk.

Freija and Beringian Fritillary said...

Three convincers: its good, clean and fair. That is the 2008 Slow Food theme for the conference. Good, meaning it tastes good, a good convincer. Clean, meaning it does not harm the environment or out bodies. Fair, meaning it does not harm our social fabric, or siphon money and resources only to the top of the economic ladder.

A value system I think most of us would aspire to, but it is eroded by a culture of Fast, Easy and Cheap. Fast, easy and cheap are hard to turn down, especially when we are cacooned from the consequences of this deadly trio.