Tag Archives: Slow Food

Ethical relationships take time

“In a climate of ‘instantaneous time’, ‘frenzied families’ and ‘time-poor subjects’ where the fragility of bodies and social relations may be all too apparent, the conscious cultivation of slowness may be a salutary reminder of how our rhythms and routines have … Continue reading

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Slow Food

Slow Food has always defied easy explanation. The name ‘Slow Food’, bringing together food and temporality, is unusual for many when they initially encounter the movement, even though ‘fast food’ has a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Similarly, a social … Continue reading

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Narrative Labels

I quite like this idea and it marries food education with literacy in a different way (in a ‘more storied’ way, if you like) … The following article is published on the Slow Food website: Our Idea of a Label Italy … Continue reading

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“Fragmentation and discontinuity … demand the wisdom of more immediate perception, intuitive awareness and imagination”

Still working away at Parkins and Craig’s Slow Living… They also write: “Slow living is not synonomous with ‘cocooning’ which we understand as a withdrawal from engagement with a hostile world to the shelter of personal space and private life. … Continue reading

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Slow living; “‘the times’ are ripe for a serious consideration of slowness”

I’m interested in what Wendy Parkins and Geoffrey Craig have to say about slowness (I’ve read one of their articles and it as great). I think it has particular relevance to early childhood education…. Introducing their book, Slow Living, Parkins and Craig … Continue reading

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English Muffins (still sussing out bread science)

I’m still keen on doing bread from scratch with the kids – and learning more about bread science. I think it has heaps to offer in terms of learning. I’m going to practice this one or two more times then … Continue reading

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Bread Science

I’ve started looking into food science, because I see it as an excellent arena in which children can build the foundations for a science education. Positive experiences with food involve most of the skills and dispositions needed for quality science education. … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Diversity in Slow Food’s Ethics of Taste

Donati, Kelly (2005) The Pleasure of Diversity in Slow Food’s Ethics of Taste·Food, Culture & Society 8(2)Fall, pp228- “The aim of this paper is to open up the debate about Slow Food’s ethics of taste by considering the way in … Continue reading

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Food & Sensory education – Slow Food

On Food & Sensory education, the Slow Food movement’s website states: “Our food and taste education projects are different from any others as they start from the idea that food means pleasure, culture and conviviality, and that the act of eating … Continue reading

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Wananga a kai – Charles Royal for Matariki

Last night I attended one of the Matariki events – a wananga a kai with Chef Charles Royal. I so thoroughly enjoyed it. He is an incredibly nice man and was so willing to share his knowledge and experiences. He … Continue reading

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