by Tim Willmott : Be the first to leave a comment
The Italian Slow Food association was founded in 1986 and the international movement in 1989, ‘for the protection of the right to taste.’ With over 60,000 members in all five continents, Slow Food’s main offices are situated in Bra, a small town in southern Piedmont, the hub of a global network of local grassroots offices in Italy and abroad, the so-called convivia, which promote the movement by staging events, debates and other initiatives.
Read the Slow Food Manifesto
‘If we wish to enjoy the pleasure which this world can give us, we have to give of our all to strike the right balance of respect and exchange with nature and the environment. This is why we like to define ourselves as ‘eco-gastronomes’ . The fact is that our pleasure cannot be disconnected from the pleasure of others, but it is likewise connected to the equilibrium we manage to preserve (and in many cases revive) with the environment we live in.’