What is Slow Food?

Let’s discover what Slow Food is all about in Central Jersey. You can learn what Slow Food is at Slow Food USA.  Here you will find that in the general sense it is “an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is part of a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members in over 150 countries, which links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.”  At  Slow Foods USA, From Plate to Planet, you’ll find the work that Slow Food has been doing to strengthen the connection between the food on our plates and the health of our planet.  And at Good, Clean, and Fair, you will see that “Slow Food USA is part of a global movement, which believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food. With over 250,000 supporters, 25,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for the planet, and good for farmers and workers.”  And now, you can learn from the Founder of Slow Food Central New Jersey,  Jim Weaver, about how all of these ideas tie in with our local neighborhoods.  Look for his newly published book Locavore Adventures: One Chef’s Slow Food Journey .  Enjoy a touch of history of Slow Food in our very own neighborhood. Jim is chef/owner of Tre Piani in Princeton’s Forrestal Village. What do you say…let’s celebrate our local hero!

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