Join Toan Lam to learn all about the slow food movement, which includes fresh ingredients, experiencing food growing and making and much more.
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Learn About the Slow Food Movement Interviewer: We all know what Fast-food is but do you know what slow food is? Female: The slow food movement. Male: No I have not. Male: The slow food movement? I have any of you. Female: No. Male: No. Female: Yes I’ve heard of the slow food movement. Interviewer: Those nothing to slow life say experience is the best way to find out that’s why we give it slow food go go on your fur nab right in the middle of your slow food dinner party. Male: Beautiful. Interviewer: A lot of people at home maybe wondering slow food do we eat slower? Is it a diet? Female: Well the concept is that you’re going to making food using ingredients that are high quality, using ingredients that you know where they come from and that are maybe no way its environmentally sustainable and delicious. This is something that I can do in ten minutes after work. Male: So Anya what’s for dinner for tonight? Female: Were making pizza and hamburgers, were doing the classic fastest. Male: Slash food but slow slowly. Female: We’re making a really good fast-food or making with all great ingredients and using things that from farmers that we know and people whose practicing re dispatch. Interviewer: The slow food movement is all about helping eating. Female: Wow. Interviewer: With more that eighty five thousands members worldwide it’s everything fast-food is not. Eating fresh from neighborhood farms and stores. Female: The fundamental that I use to create a food system that is good, clean and fair so good means delicious, clean, environmentally sound and very socially adjust. Socially just means work is right and it also means that food is available affordable to all different communities. Interviewer: It’s a concept Anya not only lives by it’s one that she’s dishing out for a living as executive director of the Smoky Nation at in their area. Female: Wake up we need to change something really big and lets start to do it joyously, deliciously with small steps but we need to get ready to make a big change. Interviewer: In front of San Francisco city hall its obvious things are changing and growing in this new type of Victory garden. This has become ground zero for Anya, spreading her seeds of knowledge about slow food by teaming up with John Belar the gardens designer. Male: It’s John what is the significance of having a garden right in front of city hall here in San Francisco? John: Well Civic center it really is the cities most symbolic space and everyone gets the chance to express their values here. And it just so happens that for us takes the life cycle or the grown season of plants to get the message out. And so I think when people see a garden they really think “Wow this is important”. Male: And how excited are you to see this beautiful garden? Anya: It’s really lucky to work this close to some place like this cause I can come down during lunch break and just taken the sites. Male: Today this lawn outside the civic center is transformed into a temporary organic green space. It’s a place where people can really slow down and taste the slow food. And what’s the goal of this garden? John: The goal of this garden or their several grow mostly its just to inspire people to start growing their own food again to kind of get back to that obviously with reduce your carbon foot print, grow your food that is close to home as possible. You can start off by growing to farmers markets and later on you can if you are so inspired you can start growing it in your own backyard, of course its starts with that. And the reason why is food is a great way to educate people about is because it’s a one kind of common denominator that we all share., we all have to eat if we may have a lot of differences in our lives but ultimately we all have to put this food in our mouth. Interviewer: The Victory garden is in new concepts, its historical roots were inspired by the self sufficiency efforts of World War II were you are to come coast to coast. We’re p