[a medicinal cooking blog: using food as medicine to treat whatever may ail you]

Monday, February 8, 2010

Slow Food Movement

I finally got around to watching Food, Inc.. I think they did a great job, I'm a few months late in saying this, but go watch it if you haven't! If you feel a little bummed out after learning about how large scale farming seems to have taken over (80% of) our food choices, then fear not, there is always hope. I say this because I hate to be the bearer of bad news without having something constructive to say in conjunction. So, after watching this film, you should learn about the Slow Food Movement which has been going on for quite some time (since 1989). If you scroll down on the right hand side of this blog you'll also find some lovely links to local & seasonal food information as well as what is in season at the moment (at least for a general four season climate area). If you want to pick up a great book in the vein of this subject, 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle' by Barbara Kingsolver is worth the read. Kingsolver writes about how she and her family relocate to a family farm, grow their own food, and stick to ONLY eating seasonally and locally, it's an illuminating read. Really, eating seasonally and lcoally makes the most medicinal sense when you think about it: cooling foods grow in the summer, warming foods grow in the winter, and so on and so forth. That's it, have a great day!


Yonkers Pottery said...

I can also recommend "Farm City" by Novella Carpenter.

The Spice Doc said...

Just (finally) read "Farm City", loved it, love her, fantastic read and very informative too.