Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization. It was founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat people's dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, and how food choices affect the world around us. Founded in Italy, it is now active in more than 160 countries and involves millions of participants.
"The international organization scoured the Italian countryside to
collect recipes from homegrown chefs who share their knowledge of
local ingredients, cooking techniques that vary from region to
region (and even from town to town), and charming culinary
"Slow Food, the international defender of local food traditions,
scoured the countryside of every region of Italy to collect and
share the best traditional recipes from osterie, the humble local
taverns that preserve the heritage of true Italian cooking.
OSTERIA: 1,000 GENEROUS AND SIMPLE RECIPES FROM ITALY'S BEST
LOCAL RESTAURANTS is the culmination of that research --
offering recipes that highlight ingenuity with rustic ingredients
and the warm hospitality of these off-the-beaten-track gems where
we all dream of dining."
--Slow Food USA