Any critics of slow food?

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  1. koolsurrinam

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    Guys please help, what do you think about slow food??? Anyone who is against it? Can anyone help with reason to be against the slow food?
     
  2. kaiquekuisine

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    Its depends on the method of cookery and product.  

    Can you give us some examples....
     
  3. french fries

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    I would imagine that capitalists or people trying to make fast money from selling food (such as big food corporations) would be against it - unless of course it becomes trendy and monetizable. 
     
  4. thecytochromec

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    I am a bit perplexed as to how food can be "slow".

    Are you referring to the time which it takes to prepare the food, or to serve the food, or are you referring to something like escargot?

    Are you trying to write a persuasive argument?
     
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  5. french fries

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    Slow food is a friend's parrillada in Argentina. It begins at 11 am and ends at 11 pm. That includes a good nap and eating the leftovers.

    Next day you're happy and ruined for a week.
     
  7. phatch

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    I'm not at peace with the politics of it. But otherwise, it's good. 
     
  8. koolsurrinam

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    I mean can it be future for cooking food?
     
  9. koolsurrinam

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    What about slow food idea in a third world country?
     
  10. koolsurrinam

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    I just need the views of other people on slow food, like there is movement catching up in Europe  and in western world of cooking in old traditional way, using local produce etc....
     
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    What do you mean (I'm not familiar with the politics of it I guess)?
     
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    Their objectives seem to support a somewhat-liberal agenda. It also advocates lobbying. I personally don't agree with lobbying, even if they're lobbying in my favor. I believe it is one of the most overlooked sources of corruption. That's just me personally, if this is offense to anyone with thin skin, get thicker skin.
     
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    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Just look at the wikipedia from the link above:  
    Politics is one of the forbidden topics here so I'll simply summarize my disagreement as I prefer things to compete on their own merits, not protected status. 
     
  15. thecytochromec

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     Sorry if my previous comment is considered too political, it slipped my mind of the forum rules. I understand that this is a food-related forum. Thanks for the reminder to us all.
     
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    Eating locally raised food is more sustainable, healthier, tastier... so I see nothing wrong with t
     
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    But do you think everybody can put their time and money in it?? 
     
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    Yes. Some of the poorest countries in the world are much closer to the slow food model than the most developed countries are. 
     
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    Then all I can do is thank you for providing an explanation, and not comment any further. I'll keep my opinions to myself. 
     
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    /quote
    Anyone who is against it? Can anyone help with reason to be against the slow food?

    I mean can it be future for cooking food?

    What about slow food idea in a third world country?

    But do you think everybody can put their time and money in it??
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    perhaps you could take a minute to explain what it is you are asking about - because rattling around the rafters is of no consequence.

    can it be the future for cooking food?
    no.  I cook asparagus the same way whether it's from my garden or from Peru - some 6,000 miles away in a different hemisphere and not even close to a 'sustainable' resource.
    GMO foods get cooked "just like the old stuff" - the question is without point.

    put time and money into it?

    ah, what time, what money.?

    if you want to open a restaurant that observes the principles to the extreme, you'll need a local population willing to pay for that.  otherwise, nice place, went broke.

    third world countries
    the artificial interference of well meaning individuals and organizations right regularly results in complete disaster.
    the land & climate exists outside of well intended actions - and it can only support so many humans.

    the humans of 'third world countries' either learned to live in a sustainable fashion a few thousand years ago, or perished.

    introduce artificial means to boost crops - whether it's a 25 million mile deep water well or GMO crops, sooner or later the situation changes.  the pump breaks, no water, no spare parts, no trillions in foreign aid to fix the stuff. 

    result:  huge famine, then the frantic and usually ineffective 'world reaction' to save the people. 

    it's called over-population - and it's not only third world countries that experience the problem.