You may have heard the story “The Tortoise and the Hare” as a child. (Spoiler Alert!) Naturally, the tortoise wins and all live happily ever after! Well, the same can be said for cooking, and oh how delicious it is!
I’m talking about the slow food movement at Slow Food International and Slow Food USA, and their work to better the environment and the quality of the foods we eat every day. They want everyone to slow down, enjoy, and make the right choices for the food we eat. It’s about eating from organic and sustainable sources, and being educated to do so.
It’s all about slow. Slow grown foods and picked when ripe tend to be better for the environment, taste better, and be better for you. They contain flavors the mega-marts can’t come close to, and going organic means less exposure to pesticides and other chemicals.
Slow cooked foods tend to taste better as all the flavors and juices tend to meld well together and intensify as the cooking goes on. When was the last time you had an organic grass-fed, slow braised tenderloin? How about a true free ranged slow roasted chicken? Oh, and let’s not forget the vegetables that were fresh picked on the farm that morning? The thought of it makes my mouth water.
I can’t tell you how to eat. I can’t tell you where to shop. I will tell you that if you don’t start looking into slow foods, you are missing some very deliciously wonderful morsels of goodness.
This is just something to think about.
Note: No, I am not affiliated with Slow Food International or USA and I am not a member at this time. I hope to become a member in the near future, when resources permit. I do agree with their methods and the idea of sustainable production and slow cookery of food.