by Paul Joseph
The improbably named Corby Kummer and our friend Signor Carlo Petrini feature in this article about the slow food movement. Slow food was thrust into the heart of the British political debate by the seminal Demos publication, Foodstuff: Living in an age of feast and famine (Howland, Holden and Stedman-Jones 2002):
"In The Pleasures of Slow Food, Corby Kummer describes how Slow Food searches for artisans all over the world who are baking bread or making cheese or raising cattle, using time-honored, small-scale methods. Many of these traditions are under threat'whether economic, regulatory, or environmental. Slow Food helps the foodmakers by putting them in touch with one another, cutting through red tape, and introducing their products to restaurants and food-lovers around the world."
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