Movement begun in Italy in 1986; tens of thousands of members in 45 countries. Advocates "mindfulness in food consumption" & propagation of food that is good in taste & quality, & good in benefits for human health & environment.
Slow Food. Alexander Stille, Nation (8/9/01).
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Slow Magazine. Excellent quarterly distributed to members; apparently not yet available on Web.
Pollan, Michael. "Cruising on the ark of taste," Mother Jones (5-6/03):75-77.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Honoré, Carl. In Praise of Slowness: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed (San Francisco: Harper, 2004).
Kummer, Corby. The Pleasures of Slow Food: Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors & Recipes (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2002).
Petrini, Carlo with Ben Watson & Slow Food Editore (eds.) Slow Food: Collected Thoughts on Taste, Tradition, & the Honest Pleasures of Food (White River Junction VT: Chelsea Green, 2001).
Roberts, Wayne; Rod MacRae & Lori Stahlbrand. Real Food -- For a Change (Toronto: Detour, 1999). Draws links between food, cooking, health, jobs & energy.
Kurzweil, Jenny. Fields that Dream: Journey to the Roots of Our Food (?: Fulcrum, 2005).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Babette's Feast (Babettes gaestebud)" , dir. Gabriel Axel, 102m. In video stores.
"Big Night" , dir. Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci, 107m. In video stores.
"Eat Drink Man Woman (Yin shi nan nu)" , dir. Ang Lee, 123m. In video stores.
"Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate)" , Alfonso Arau, 123m. In video stores.
"Tortilla Soup" , dir. María Ripoll, 102m. In video stores.