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Monday, November 20, 2006 

A Terrific Article in the Salt Lake Tribune

discusses the "State of the Food Union" of the United States. It does bring up some great points to discuss and mull over....and of course, act upon. Take a read.
Insipid vegetables persist because Americans keep buying them - demanding them for salads and sandwiches all year, not just in season. Gurian-Sherman thinks it's time for Americans to rethink their habits and values.

"What do we want out of our food, and what do we want out of our lives?" he asked.

A growing number of people are relying on different values to shape their meals, buying organic or locally grown produce whenever possible. They support local farmers and small, artisan producers of milk, cheese and bread, and share the bounty with family and friends.

This "Slow Food" movement began in Italy 20 years ago in response to the opening of a McDonald's in a historic section of Rome. Today, Slow Food has 80,000 members across the globe, including a group in Utah.

Better flavor is just one of the reasons that "eat local" is one of Slow Food's mantras.

Visit the Slow Food USA website. Think about joining.

The Sierra Club's blog, Compass, has an intriguing post up regarding Fast Food Nation and the author, Eric Scholosser. It's a good read....both the article and the book. The movie is said to be fantastic, too.

This food fest season, take your time at the table. Chew. Share. Enjoy. Taste life to it's fullest.

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