Fast reading can lead to quick, shallow conclusions that result in stupid decisions and hasty reactions that have long-term consequences for everyone. I'm sure we can all think of recent instances of this unfortunate tendency to privilege the impulsive over the reflective.
Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it's off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes -- because they can be adapted for a slow cooker.
Fall beer season is just around the corner. And as craft beer rides a seismic wave of popularity that shows no sign of letting up, beer travelers are more sophisticated and beer tours are getting more interesting.
As an experiment, I decided to get away from digital media for a while and see what that was like. Sort of like the National Day of Unplugging in March, which encourages people to unplug for 24 hours. But I did it for 184 consecutive days, with fewer people to keep me company.
McDonald's touting of the affordability of its offer resonates powerfully in Italy, where many are reeling under the hardships imposed by a long and apparently unbeatable economic crisis and may not be particularly amenable to reflecting on complex food system issues.
The global community needs to make three important New Years resolutions as part of the Milan Charter in 2015 in order to create a food system that makes hunger, obesity, food waste, and injustice part of the past.
Officially begun in Italy in the 1980s as a response to "fast food" and its incursions into regional cuisine and identity, this way of looking at the world through food is much more than just a rejection of industrial food constructs -- it is a philosophy and a lifestyle.