Abstract / DOI
Eating as Liberation: The Slow Food Movement, a Vision of the Good Life. Slow Food is an international gastro-ecological movement for gratifying, thoughtful, regional dining and eating, including the fair and sustainable sourcing and preparing of those foods. The movement deems itself to be a countermovement to a uniform and global lifestyle, also known as Fastfood. Having originated in Italy, its founder – Carlo Petrini – has advanced the movement to an applied philosophy of good life that has also been commended by Pope Francis. For Slow-Fooders, eating is a political creed and a point of departure for any forms of community.