Friday, November 27, 2009

Could we be slow-slow and not need fatafat?

Check out this fascinating op-ed piece on slow food and a return to our founding principles:

"Back to the Land"

Thanks to Anno, who pointed it out to me.

17 comments:

Ivy said...

Thanks for reposting this Jen. Very interesting.

anno said...

So glad you enjoyed this -- thanks for passing it along!

Brian Miller said...

nice. thanks for reposting!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I thought so, too, Ivy. I really enjoyed her whole take on it.

Anno - thanks again for passing this my way!

Brian - glad you liked it!

Brittany Noel said...

I love the way this article is presented. It is a story, an experience. And only enriched by the photos taken. Thanks, Jen.

Eleonora said...

Astounding indeed. I found myself weeping...
Thank you for this, Jen. It stands by everything I believe in and love!

Ciao
Lola xx

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Brittany - I loved the presentation, too. I like her simple style and her gorgeous photographs and the way she presents this without hitting you over the head with it.

Eleonora - For me, too. I really loved this. ;-)

Betsy said...

Amen!

Núria said...

Totally agree with a Slow slow philosofy of life and food.

However, I think that is a bit harder for you since your day working time is structured different from ours... for example, we take 2 hours for lunch and that helps to take it easy, go back to work until 7 or 8 pm and then have dinner at home around 9 pm.

We usually don't take vitamins pills or any other pills in substitution of food. If we think we need Vitamin C, then we eat oranges. I've met many Americans whom directly go for the pills.

It's a difficult and rough subject. I hope we find the best solution for all :D.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Amen, amen Betsy! ;-)

Nuria - those are all good points. There are still ways to take it slower than many Americans feel they can/choose to. And I couldn't agree more with you about the pills.

Grimm said...

Great read! The words (or was it the writing?) sucked me in and left me waiting and wanting more.

Jeanie said...

I'll check it out! Thanks!

Mae Travels said...

I have loved every one of the pieces that Kalman has published in the NYT. She's also done some really lovely children's books. Such imagination! I'm glad you steered your readers to it.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I thoroughly enjoyed that Jen. Thanks so much for posting the link! Long live slow food...and yes, I wish we could all be farmers!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Grimm, this was my first exposure to Kalman, but I'll definitely be signing up for her blog - she's phenomenal, as far as I'm concerned.

Jeanie - I think you'll enjoy it!

Mae, my friend Anno has, too. I obviously have to read more of her pieces.

Jenn - I hoped you'd find this - it's so much what you ascribe to as well. I thought it was an extremely thoughtful piece, but expressed with humor and love.

Luisa Perkins said...

THAT was fantastic. Thank you.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wasn't it great? I'm so impressed by her!