Carlo and I are both passionate about food and we absolutely believe in the Slow Food movement. We are keen to help spread the wood, so below is some information from their website..
A non - profit member -supported association, Slow food was founded in 1986 in a small village in the North of Italy Brae. It was evolved simply to try and counter the rise of fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world who are linking the pleasure of good food with the commitment to their community and the environment.
Today, there are over 100,000 members joined in 1,300 covivia - our local chapters - worldwide, as well as a network of 2,000 food communities who practice small - scale and sustainable production of quality foods.
Good, Clean and Fair - the three tenets of Slow food's approach to food and food production, as outlined in the manifesto on quality.
Good - a fresh and flavousome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;
Clean - food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
Fair - accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small -scale producers;
Convivium - A local Slow Food chapter. Each conivium organizes a number of events each year, ranging from simple dinners and tastings, where our members come together to share the everyday joys of food, to visits to local produces and farms, conferences and discussions film festival taste education courses for children and adults, promoting CSA's and Earth Markets, and many other events and projects to get to know local foods and producers and to educate others about them. Convivia are the backbone of Slow Food and they are made possible only through the members, who volunteer their time and energy. Today, there are more thn 1,300 covivia worldwide.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Slow Food movement, visit www.slowfood.com or if you live locally and were interested in becoming a member you would join the Margaret River Convivim.