|You've Heard of Fast Food, How About Slow Food?|
|Written by Carol Thomson|
|Thursday, 13 September 2012 04:12|
You can find out more about the slow food movement and get a chance to compare bread made with store-bought flour to bread made with heritage Red Fire wheat.
Slow Food Saskatoon's first official meeting is tonight (Thurs) at Mayfair Library beginning at 6:30.
Penny McKinlay with Slow Food Saskatoon describes the movement as the opposite of fast food, where you take time to appreciate it, thinking about what it takes to produce it and the process it has been through.
She says Saskatoon is seeing a trend where people are buying more local food and more restaurants are featuring local food.
She adds that the number of community gardens is also increasing and there are waiting lists, which is a sign that people want to do more for themselves.
Tonight's meeting also doubles as a fundraiser to support Saskatoon's delegate at an international slow food event in Italy, where the movement began in 1986.