Re: Slow Food
- Subject: Re: [cg] Slow Food
- From: "Deborah Mills" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 20:18:48 -0800
Amanda and others,
If you do visit their website note in their "donation" section of the site
they mention funding goes to these following projects. They do have listed
School gardens but nothing about community gardens. I have already put my
request in for them to add Commmunity Gardens to their list.
Thanks to both of you in sharing your thoughts.
All my best,
Green Cure, Inc.
PS Even though we don't take hours to prepare our meals, many community
gardeners do prefer "fresh" over "fast" and probably spend more time in the
kitchen than most.
> The slow food movement started as a reaction by Europeans to the cultural
> imperialism of the"fast food" phenomenon and the debasement of taste that
> comes from McDonaldization. It has been embraced by traditional European
> restaurateurs as a way of preserving the three hour lunch, hence the US
> movement's becoming ensconced in the digs of M. Pepin's "French Culinary
> Institute" in the Soho section of Manhattan.
> If people learn to cook and enjoy a proper potato gratinee, or lyonaise,
> boulliabaise that takes hours to cook, then they will be less apt to gulp
> down Big Macs.
> There is a class issue here, unfortunately - there is nobody at home in
> minimum wage homes to cook "slow food." Quick or fast food, a product
> back to shift workers during the Industrial Revolution, will always be
> for folks who need fast fueling between subsistence jobs (think toast,
> tea and sugar instead of slow simmered porridges and stews.) Mickey Dees
> just the latest incarnation.
> Groups like Slow Food are trying to bring back the long dinner, free of
> television, that used to be the center of the lives of many people. This
> hard to do , especially when there are two breadwinners, kids who need
> with homework and not enough hours in the day to do everything. To depend
> women to make this happen is not fair, but like most social change, will
> require the active acquenesence and participation of women.
> I personally love cooking for a long dinner party, but I need folks around
> who have conversation, know what the hell they're eating, and have the
> to bring a decent bottle of wine to table. Who knows, maybe folks will
> start dressing for dinner.
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