“We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters” is very interesting book for books lovers.
When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so intending to feed people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, into the dishes produced by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the little space–human qualities that were evaporating from a nation increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen desserts, and prepackaged ingredients. Waters came to see that the phenomenon of fast food culture that prioritized cheapness, accessibility, and rate, wasn’t just destroying our health but also dehumanizing how we live and relate to one another.
Through the years of working with regional farmers, Waters and her spouses discovered how geography and seasonal fluctuations impact the ingredients on the menu, in addition to the risks of pesticides, the plight of fieldworkers, along with also the societal, economic, and environmental risks posed by industrial farming and food supply. So a number of the serious issues we face in the world today–from sickness to social unrest, to economic disparity and environmental degradation–are all, in their center, connected to food. Fortunately, there is an antidote. Waters asserts that by eating in a “slow meals manner,” each of us–like the community around her restaurant–can be permitted to prioritize and nurture a different sort of civilization, one that champions values such as biodiversity, seasonality, stewardship, and pleasure in work.
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We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters Details
- Publisher : Penguin Press (June 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525561536
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525561538
- Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.87 x 8.61 inches
This is a declaration of activity against fast food values and also a working theory about what we can do to alter the course. We have the power to choose what we eat, and we have the prospect of individual and global transformation–by simply shifting our relationship to food. All it requires is a taste.
About Alice Waters
Alice Waters is a chef and the founder/owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She has won numerous awards, including the National Humanities Medal, the French Legion of Honor Medal, the Cavaliered of the Czech Republic, and three James Beards Awards. As vice president of Slow Food International and founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, she’s helped deliver food awareness to individuals of all ages all around the world.
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