Celebrating Slow Food in the North End

May 20, 2015 673

by James Pasto

The "Slow Food Movement" was founded in 1986 as an alternative to fast foods and with the goal to preserve and promote regional cuisines. Now an international movement, it was founded in Italy (of course) where it grew out of a protest against the building of a McDonalds near the Spanish Steps in Rome.

Its "Manifesto," initially endorsed by delegates from 15 countries in 1989, reads in part: "A firm defense of quest material pleasure is the only way to oppose the universal folly of Fast Life. May suitable doses of guaranteed sensual pleasure and slow, long lasting enjoyment preserve us form the contagion of the multitude who mistake frenzy for efficiency. Our defense should begin at the table with Slow Food."

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Fonte: Bostoniano

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