As mentioned before in our previous article, the world of culinary is vast. With different geographical locations; cultures, beliefs and food vary from one to another. I stumbled upon this interesting Facebook page – “Slow Food International“, I was drawn to it out of curiosity.
We live in a vast world of different time zones so it’s nice to know the food movements in other parts of the world, right? It broadens our perspectives and a great learning ground too.
I find that many information on the Facebook page are interesting and I shall name a few of them here, for example the events held around the world – Slow Fish 2013 at Genoa, Italy, AsiO Gusto 2013 held at South Korea, Arc2020 by the EU countries, Cheese 2013 in Italy and Grandmother’s day 2013 “Festival of Forgotten Skills” in Ireland.
Much effort is made to support local heritage food such as on 7000 varieties of heritage rice exist across the Indonesian archipelago, sen made from sweet potato in Tsushima Japan, millet which is India’s most ancient grain, Portugal’s finest table salt “flor da sal“, and the project to create 1000 food garden across Africa with models of sustainable agriculture.
One notable element I saw in their campaigns, is the community spirit exhibited in most countries, and their willingness to learn and share the knowledge.
And last but not least, what I love most is the inspiring thought of Carlos Petrini, the Slow Food president, “Gastronomy isn’t just techniques or recipes. It’s agriculture, history and politics.” It is a perspective that defies the norm. It’s such a beautiful artistry of great thoughts with broad understanding of how things relate to each other in the world we live in.
It makes greater sense to talk about food through the angle of this eye, don’t you think so?
Do “LIKE” their Facebook page if you are on the same wave length in the ideology of revolutionizing how we ought to perceive our food in the world today, as things are not the same any more in comparison to the days of our parents and grandparents. It is sad but is true, it might be too late if one only comes to realization when the future for our children is no longer in existence. The choice starts with you.