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Fighting Fast Food

  1. 1. Love and Betrayal: A Battle Against Change Preserving Culinary Arts in Tuscany
  2. 2. What do all of these have in common?
  3. 3. Italians Fight for Food <ul><li>The preparation, cultivation, and presentation of food is iconic to Italian culture. As Italian cuisine took on an artistic medium, regions including Tuscany became predominant and continue to fight to preserve their heritage against globalization </li></ul>-History behind the tradition -Tuscan style food -A look at today: The Slow Food Movement -Slideshow
  4. 4. An Age-Old Appetite Political Schisms and Factions Travelers and Expeditions Import Cities
  5. 5. A Refined Palate:Tuscan Cuisine “ Everything in Tuscany is simple, precise, robust, linear, and seasoned with wholesome irony”(162) “ The cuisine is Tuscany is thus simple and rustic, but demanding and aristocratic as far as quality of ingredients and methods of preparation are concerned”(163)
  6. 6. The Slow Food Movement Belted Sienese Pig
  7. 7. Slow Food: Proof is in the Preparation <ul><li>“ Opposing the standardization of tastes, informing consumers, maintaining traditions, and safeguarding biodiversity”(66) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Slow does not refer to the tasting, but to the sweeping of the crumbs from the tablecloth, say, or the wait for dishes to finally be served… t he act of getting together, the conversations had around the table”(66) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Betrayal <ul><li>Luca Zaia </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>&quot;If ever there was a sign of the moral bankruptcy of Silvio Berlusconi's government, it is the sight of a McDonald's apron wrapped around the svelte frame of the Minister of Agriculture, Luca Zaia, as he helped launch the new McItaly range of burgers”-Petrini (president of Slow Food) </li></ul><ul><li>“ A monstrous act of national betrayal” worse than many of the government’s other failings”-Matthew Fort (Guardian Newspaper) </li></ul>
  10. 10. What Does It All Mean? <ul><li>Italians have a love for regionally distinguished food. As globalization gains momentum, Italian restaurants, bakers, families are trying to maintain their museum-culture and put individuals like Luca Zaia out of the picture. </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Real Taste

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