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Author Petrini, Carlo, 1949-

Title Slow food [electronic resource] : the case for taste / Carlo Petrini ; translated by William McCuaig.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2003]

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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 155 pages).
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Series Arts & traditions of the table
Arts and traditions of the table.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-148) and index.
Summary Slow Food is poised to revolutionize the way Americans shop for groceries, prepare and consume their meals, and think about food. The book not only recalls the origins, first steps, and international expansion of the movement from the perspective of its founder, it is also a powerful expression of the organization's goal of engendering social reform through the transformation of our attitudes about food and eating. As Newsweek described it, the Slow Food movement has now become the basis for an alternative to the American rat race, the inspiration for ""a kinder and gen.
Contents Foreword / Alice Waters -- Series editor's introduction -- Preface -- Preface to the American edition -- Official slow-food manifesto -- Appetite and thought -- Origins ; From new epicures to ecological gastronomes ; International movement of good taste ; Pleasure denied, pleasure rediscovered ; McDonald's versus slow food -- In the beginning, the territory -- Cultivating diversity ; At the center, the producer ; Rebirth of the osteria ; Difficult voyage ; Salone del Gusto -- Educating and learning -- Praise of the senses and the paradox of taste ; In the schools ; From the workshops to the master of food ; University -- Noah principle -- Scenes from a flood ; Ark and the presidia ; Quality, the law, and biotech ; Slow food award for the defense of biodiversity -- Without Nostalgia : acknowledgments -- Appendices -- Slow food Italian presidia ; Slow food international presidia ; Slow food award winners ; Chronology of Arcigola slow food ; Slow food U.S.A. today.
Language Translated from the Italian.
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Subject Gastronomy.
Slow food movement.
Food habits.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Petrini, Carlo, 1949- Slow food. New York : Columbia University Press, [2003] (DLC) 2002191189
ISBN 9780231502375 (electronic bk.)
0231502370 (electronic bk.)
0231128444 (alk. paper)