Emily Reynolds


eco-gastronomy, food production, food preparation, food consumption, environmental concern, modern lifestyles

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Geoff Andrews' historical account of the development of "Slow Food" is an inspiring and descriptive story detailing the rise and impact this movement has had on a worldwide scale. Beginning with the movement's origins, first in Italy, in the 1960s and 1970s, Andrews is able to provide readers with an understanding of the motives behind founder Carlo Petrini's desire to develop the Slow Food way of thinking. This in-depth examination of the culture and politics behind the Slow Food movement both critiques the modern fastpace world in which we live, and also promotes the idea that Slow Food's alternative ideals can extend to all aspects of the future.