The Slow Food movement in Italy


Slow Food is an eco-gastronomic movement that came in response to disrespectful kitchen of real flavors, fast food. In this context, it is important to relearn the taste of the table and flavors of different foods. Slow Food is an incentive to explore in the mouth so that each bite becomes that wealth, that of the land.

Italy is the birthplace of this unprecedented gastronomic movement. It is Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food in 1986, decided to say stop to this lack of respect for gastronomy and wealth of the land.

At this time, the McDonald's restaurant chain wants to settle on the splendid Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), which is known as a historic landmark in Rome treasure trove of history. The food critic Carlo Petrini and colleagues from the Italian gastronomic society Arcigola decided therefore to start this movement in Italy: slow food as opposed to fast food! It is against a background of humor they manage to convince several artists and Italian intellectuals to join them and the Slow Food movement thus born.

In 1989, the Slow Food movement is made progress becomes an international nonprofit. The movement's objectives are noble. Among them: awaken the taste, explain the origin of food, discover producers .

In Italy, where the movement was born several organization are adhered to the slow food movement is a way to impede this oversight seems pronounced artisanal nature of foods.

If you go to Italy to escape under the sign of slow food, you will meet many farmers and ranchers who have joined the movement. For you to recognize the Slow Food has launched a project called sentinel Slow Food where he lists foods that meet the criteria of food. The project aims to link small producers who work in respect of their land with great chefs; this project has in Italy, 200 inns and restaurants to use the products of Slow Food. By visiting these restaurants you can find on the map the name and location of the operation.