Slow Food Revolution was a book I wanted to read ever since I discovered Slow Food. When I finally read it, I understood better how close I felt to Slow Food and why I had to do something for this movement. Carlo Petrini has a character that can drag people after him passionately, and it’s not difficult to understand why. One can find the same spirit and passion in the Slow Food movement.
In this book, the Slow Food Revolution is told starting from the life of the creators of Slow Food. They have a story that cannot be told independently of their lives. It is a great inspiration to read why such a movement emerged and how and with whom it spread to the world. While reading the book, I was most impressed by how everyone was passionately involved in this work.
My belief that good people can do good and beautiful things all over the world has grown stronger. After reading the most beautiful cookbooks I have recently read, I once again understood the importance of food in our lives. I think anyone interested in Slow Food, even a little, will enjoy this book. In general, anyone interested in food and food culture will also like it. Enjoy!
Slow Food Revolution
Founded in Italy in 1986 by charismatic Italian gourmand Carlo Petrini, Slow Food has grown into a phenomenally successful movement against the uniformity and compromised quality of fast food and supermarket chains. With nearly 85,000 members in 45 countries around the world, Slow Food has developed from a small, grassroots group into the most influential gastronomic movement in the world.
Known as the “WWF of endangered food and wine,” Slow Food not only focuses on a slower, more natural. And organic lifestyle that complements nature, but also works to preserve dying culinary traditions, conserve natural biodiversity. And protect fading agricultural practices threatened in this age of mass consumerism. The book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the practices and traditions of the world’s ethnic cuisines, from the artisanal cheeses of Italy to the oysters of Cape May and the native American turkey. It includes testimonies from Slow Food representatives—such as Alice Waters of Chez Panisse—illustrating exactly what they are doing—and what still needs to be done—to preserve them.
Carlo Petrini & Gigi Padovani
Carlo Petrini, born in the province of Cuneo in the commune of Bra in Italy. He is the founder of the International Slow Food Movement. He first came to prominence in the 1980s. For taking part in a campaign against the fast-food chain so McDonald’s opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome.
Gigi Padovani was born in Alba in 1953 and has worked. As a reporter for La Stampa for so many years. Writing articles on domestic politics and society as well as collaborating with other newspapers and magazines.
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