THE TEENAGERS BETWEEN CULINARY TRADITION
AND FAST FOOD
What is FAST FOOD?
By italian students and Comenius Team
What is fast food?
Fast food is food that is prepared
and served quickly in restaurant
This cookery consists mainly of
hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, french
fries, pizzas, sandwiches and
suggests the widespread use of a
variety of sauces such as mustard,
mayonnaise and ketchup.
This recipe was brought to North
America by many German
immigrants to the United States.
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Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink
sold in a street or other public place,
such as a market or fair, by a hawker or
vendor, often from a portable stall.
Food is often the same as the fast food
but produced with healthier ingredients.
In Italy there are more or less
50 different kinds of street foods
and they have a regional distribution.
Olives of Ascoli
Panelle of Sicily
Fast food in Italy
In Italy fast food
but compared to other
countries they are less
The first Italian McDonald's restaurant
was opened October 15,1985 in Bolzano
(ended July 4, 1999).
about 200 million of customers per year,
about 700,000 a day
with 406 restaurants.
Even in Italy, as elsewhere in the world, McDonald's
restaurants are at the centre of many controversies
about the quality of food distributed, the treatment of
employees and also the architectural impact caused
by the presence of their eye-catching sign.
In recent years Mcdonald's has made burgers with
traditional Italian ingredients.
For instance Mc Italy or the more typical
"Calabrese" is a sandwich stuffed with strips of
peppers and salami from Calabria;
Radicchio and Asiago Dop cheese, are the two
ingredients that make up the "Veneto".
The new products are available in all outlets of the
Italian McDonald's fast food chain.
the real typical Italian foods are others
Fast food and health
If it becomes a
habit it can cause
obesity and later
Ingredients of Homemade Chicken
Nuggets: chicken, eggs, milk, flour,
vegetable oil, salt and pepper
You Are How You Eat
Fast Food causes impatience in
people (FIRST IN, FAST OUT) and is
mainly without sharing.
Fast food and traditional food
Slow Food was founded in
the city of Bra, in the
province of Cuneo – Italy.
Objective: promotion of
the right to live the meal,
and the whole world of
food, primarily as a
It Is designed as a
response to the spread of
fast food and the frenzy of
Typical Italian and local foods
Agricultural products, in traditional Italian products, are
included in a very long list drawn up by the Ministry of
Agriculture, Food and Forestry in collaboration with the
Each of us is free to choose, based on personal
tastes and desires.
To prefer a system rather than another is a matter
purely related to an individual's choice and the "style
Advice of experts:
Parents need to spend more time with their kids
Giving rules and suggestions appropriate
to their age
Trying to be good role models for them
(I can not tell my son not to eat fast food and then
home cook always ready meals).
Then maybe sometimes parents can go with
their children to fast food.