History of Glades to Coast Slow Food

Slow Food Glades to Coast was organized by Diane Campion & was officially recognized by Slow Food USA in September 2008. The area covered by the chapter includes all of Broward County north to north Palm Beach County. The convivium is working with other Florida Slow Food groups to establish a network of producers and co-producers throughout the state.

Brief History of Slow Food Movement

When McDonald's planned to build a restaurant near the Piazza di Spagna in Rome in 1986, Carlo Petrini organized a demonstration in which he and his followers brandished bowls of penne as weapons of protest. Soon after, he founded the International Slow Food Movement and issued a manifesto, a response to fast food, fast life, non sustainable farming and the eroding of local economies-Amanda Hesser -NY Times

In 1989, delegates from 15 countries convened in Paris to sign the founding Manifesto. This became the framework of Slow Food International. Today, there are well over 100,000 members in 132 countries.

Read an interview with Carlos Petrini.

Slow Food International Philosophy

We believe that everyone has a fundamental right to pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible. Our movement is founded upon this concept of eco-gastronomy – a recognition of the strong connections between plate and planet.

Slow Food is good, clean and fair food. We believe that the food we eat should taste good; that it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and that food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.

We consider ourselves co-producers, not consumers, because by being informed about how our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a part of and a partner in the production process.