Educating the Slow Food Way

There’s a recent article on the Slow Food website about food and taste education. It begins:

“Slow Food believes that by understanding more about our food and where it comes from, we will learn to combine pleasure and responsibility in our daily choices, better appreciate the cultural and social importance of food and generally, make the world a better place. Since its early days, the association has been fostering an approach to food and taste education, with pleasure and community values at its core, through the evolution of many projects: from local activities to national programs and international events. More than 20 years down the track, these ideas and experience have been summarized in a Slow Food Education Manifesto and elaborated on in a handbook with descriptions of activities and games for schools, children and adults, taken from some of the best examples from the Slow Food network around the world”

Educating the Slow Food Way, Italy – 11 Mar 13,

Slow Food Education Handbook:

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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