Slow Food versus Fast Food. Two trends with two completely different motivations and ideas. Slow food does not just mean translated, slow food. Behind Slow Food Movement is much more. A healthy and conscious movement around nutrition that is also very popular in Germany.
The Slow Food Movement
The idea does not come from Germany but from Italy. The idea of slow food was originally conceived as a countermovement to globalized fast food with the aim of preserving regional food and local recipes. In 1986, Carlo Petrini founded the Slow Food Movement on the occasion of the opening of a branch of a fast-food chain directly on the Spanish Steps in Rome.
Slow Food stands for healthy eating and conscious enjoyment regional food, Slow Food emphasizes the idea of good taste with a conscious diet.
Benefits of slow food
A healthy diet is not only good for your soul and well-being, it also has a positive effect on digestion and the intestines. Hunger and satiety are perceived more consciously.
Quite contrary to the philosophy of fast food, where food means fast breastfeeding and often too many calories are given to the body. Enjoyment as such can subconsciously fade into the background with this form of nutrition. The extent of nutrition via fast food on body and health can not even be estimated correctly. In the idea of Slow Food, enjoyment and taste are in the foreground.
foodsProduced in a natural and original way, they are the foundation of Slow Food philosophy. This has further advantages: Regional manufacturers and their production methods are supported indirectly. Mass animal husbandry and genetic engineering on the other hand avoided.
Organic products combined with regional typical preparation result in a variety of tastes that makes conscious enjoyment in the daily diet possible.
Slow Food starts at home
You can already make a small but decisive contribution at home on the balcony or in your own garden Afford. Set up your own Slow Food bed in the garden and plant various vegetables such as:
Tomatoes or various herbs can also simply be raised in a pot on the balcony or windowsill.
Especially for children Conscious and good quality nutrition is a must. Children should be able to learn and distinguish the difference between peppers and tomatoes from the beginning.
When shopping, pay attention to the quality of the food that lands in your shopping basket. Depending on the season, the weekly market offers a variety of regional and seasonal typical products.
Slow Food in Germany
The Slow Food Movement has long since arrived in Germany. This is proven by numerous events and trade fairs. Every year since 2007, Slow Food has been taking place Fair in Stuttgart instead of. Slow food has also become an integral part of major international trade fairs, such as the International Green Week Berlin and the "Internorga" trade fair. The Slow Food Association has established itself worldwide with the aim of sustainably preserving the variety of flavors.