Slow Food Movement Celebrates 25 Years

Fri, 07/15/2011 - 04:04

Slow food plans "a revolution with food."

The grassroots organization Slow Food is celebrating 25 years of protecting local food traditions.

Founded in Italy by Carlo Petrini, Slow Food is a reaction to the fast food lifestyle that has been adopted by much of the world. The aim of the movement is to preserve traditional, sustainable food production and to re-teach modern eaters what they are eating and where it comes from.

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, the organization focuses on continuing a “Revolution with food.” In Italy, local chapters marked the milestone with parties that featured sustainably produced regional delicacies- artisan sea salt in Cervia, local fish and traditional flatbread in Ravenna, and orecchiette in Alberobello.

Slow Food boasts over 100,000 members and 1,300 local chapters. For more information on the movement, check out SlowFood.com.