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In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast-food resistance movement. An ... See full summary »



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In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the ArciGola Gastronomic Association in Italy and three years later in Paris, launched Slow Food, an international anti-fast-food resistance movement. An ebullient presence, Carlìn, as he is affectionately known around the globe, has become an ambassador for thinking about food differently. From the tiny town of Bra, home to some 27,000 inhabitants, the Slow Food movement has grown to become a revolution, that now has roots in more than 150 countries. Cheese-makers, vintners, and artisanal food folk, toast Slow Food for bringing about a change in consciousness that shook the very foundation of gastronomy. Written by Anonymous

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A 25 Year Gastronomic Revolution





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Interesting concept, shoddy execution
16 October 2013 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I went into this film having no idea what exactly slow food was. I left the theater being not entirely sure either. I think it's supposed to be everything that's not fast food!? The topic interested me because I believe everybody should think about his nutrition way more than most people do these days. I stopped eating meat years ago and never got to regret it. However, I almost regret having watched this documentary here. The first at least 30 minutes, I really wasn't sure what was happening. There were almost no food references at all and instead we found out about the political backgrounds in Italy decades ago, how certain left-wing parties scored a great election result in one particular area of Italy, obviously the party that all the Slow Food founders belonged to. Here and there the political aspect was neglected for a minute to show us some music from the members or even from people close to the members like two fat singing twin ladies.

When the film finally started to show what the title suggested, there was not really a lot substance either. Instead of a really adequate examination on slow food, we get to see Carlo Petrini, the main force behind slow food, during a speech which really is more of a comedy show than a presentation. We also see him in meetings with Prince Charles and Mikhail Gorbachev, probably to show us what a significant personality he is. Later on, we find out how one of the founders had died and everything before was so uninteresting that I had no idea who this even was. The film goes on with Pedrini in an African village (cliché alert) and on campus. As a whole, it really felt more of a documentary on Pedrini's life than on the issue of slow food unfortunately, even if both is inevitably closely-connected of course.

Now, finally about the concept of slow food, it sure is an interesting one, but its chances were summarized pretty nicely during an interview by one of the protagonists: You can't win a revolution without politics. As long as the economy is down and fast food is cheap and makes your hunger go away quickly, people will always consume it in huge quantities. The only path to a healthier nutrition is a healthier purse. And just like people's awareness what they stuff into their mouths leaves a lot to be desired, so does this documentary. The only thing I really took from it, is that the "Internationale" is still such a nice tune after all these years.

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