Monday, June 25, 2007

Slow food nation

I haven't read it yet. I'm not in any ways involved in the movement, nor do I completely agree with everything yet, but it's great to find people who think about food and how it affects our entire life.

Check out this fantastic and thought provoking video of a lecture by Carlo Petrini.

http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/lectures/
http://realserver.princeton.edu:8080/ramgen/lectures/20070517petriniVN350K.rm

How can people interested in food not be interested in this stuff?

Ruth Reichl

My friend Anu gifted me "Comfort me with Apples" by Ruth Reichl (with a note saying, "to the best cook I've known after my mom"). I loved it. I recently stubled upon this video of her lecture at Princeton, titled "Watch what you eat".

http://realserver.princeton.edu:8080/ramgen/lectures/20070306reichlVN350K.rm

Although there was a lot of focus on meat eating, to me it was very intersting how she talked about food and what that says about the society that consumes it. The talk and the question answer session brought out a lot of issues that I have been thinking about too. In fact, there are so many interesting aspects that I'll need a couple of posts to write about them!

But I must say, I'm really starting to admire her.