Monday, November 1, 2010

food for thought

Right before my camera battery died and I lost all contact with the world, we drove to a little hill town called Taurasi, which was the host of a "Slow Food" festival.

I wanted to share our experience with you mostly to let you know about Slow Food. It is a wonderful organization that just might save the world if we choose to let it. Their slogan is: "Good, clean, fair food for all." Here's a little quote from their site:

Slow Food's approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:

GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;

CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;

FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.

Apparently, there is a gigantic festival in Taurasi in August where thousands and thousands of people attend, but this one was small and relatively unheard of. We loved it, because we got a lot of special attention from each of the vendors.

We also got to sample lots of wines, breads, jams, and treats,

and Graham got to eat a ton of cheese. This boy loves cheese.

Anyway, if you want a little food for thought (hehe), then go check out the Slow Food website.

Have a good and not so manic Monday.

1 comment:

  1. The boy's Grandpa Bill loves cheese, also.