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Today’s Solutions: June 22, 2024

Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

The need for speedy profits has brought the world’s financial system to its knees. Financial high-flier Woody Tasch believes his Slow Money movement, which invests in sustainable agriculture, can put the economy back on its feet. Carleen Hawn | November 2008 issue What if you were told that one Read More...

Grandmother’s Day:  A chance

Grandmother’s Day: A chance to show what grandmas have to give

In an effort to preserve the knowledge and skills of grandparents, famous Irish chef Darina Allen launched Slow Food International Grandmother’s Day, to be celebrated every April 25th. Sanra Ritten | May 2009 issue Is Grandmother’s Day just a ploy to persuade people to buy grandmothers Read More...

Why investing in fast-food may

Why investing in fast-food may be a good thing

Social entrepreneurs see the economic upheaval as a chance to go mainstream. Amy Domini | March 2009 issue My friends and colleagues know I've been an advocate of the Slow Food movement for many years. Founded in Italy 20 years ago, Slow Food celebrates harvests from small-scale family farms, Read More...

Madieng Seck: Moving Slow Food

Madieng Seck: Moving Slow Food in Senegal

Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food International nominated Madieng Seck because of his passion for Senegalese agriculture and the local food movement. Carlo Petrini | Jan/Feb 2009 issue   Madieng Seck, Member, Slow Food. Dakar, Senegal Photo: Veila Lucidi Several years ago, Madieng Seck Read More...

Not the same old drive-thru

Not the same old drive-thru

The meat is raised naturally; the packaging is recycled; the ovens use renewable power. New green fast-food chains are serving up burgers and fries to feel good about. Mary Desmond Pinkowish| April 2008 issue It's really cold and windy in Manhattan. The Friday lunch crowds scurry in and out of Read More...

Signor Slow

Signor Slow

Ode dines with Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, who believes pleasure can save the world. Marco Visscher| September 2007 issue This is no ordinary chicken on the table. Two days earlier it was stuffed with fresh herbs and then cooked in a wood-fired oven for a half-hour and left to Read More...