what is SLOW FOOD?
In response to the frenzied opening of a McDonald's in Rome's historic Piazza di Spagna, journalist Carlo Petrini and friends founded the Slow Food movement in 1986. They had a strong belief in preserving local cuisine by using local ingredients---in restaurants and home kitchens. This touched such an international nerve, that the movement has grown to over 80,000 members in 100 countries.
Slow Food envisions a world in which all people can eat food that is good for them, good for the planet and good for those who produce it.