Slow Food Nations Comes to Denver

Words and Photos: Mundi Ross

The slow food movement continues to grow with a commitment to eating clean, good, and fair. A movement that began in 1986 in Italy when the first McDonald's was set to open in Rome. Instead of greeting the build with protests Carlo Petrini gathered his friend and community to pass out bowls of penne pasta. Their slogan, “We don’t want fast food… we want slow food!” 

Today the slow food movement has grown to over 150,000 members and 160 countries. 

Slow Food Nations took over Larimer Square (July 13-15) providing a weekend of tastings and education. Workshops included storytelling through food, a conversation around climate change, and the importance of honey bees. Friday's Colorado Fare was a highlight of the weekend. A tasting of locally grown produce and meats thanks to some award winning chefs and restaurants from around the state of Colorado. 

For those passionate about slow food it is an event not be missed.

EatMundi Ross