Wednesday, October 30, 2002

This Washington Post article on Slow Food in Florence focuses on pappa al pomodoro (which, oddly, is what I made for dinner last night). By comparison the attempt to make Swanson TV Dinners look sexy is pathetic. While the Florentine chef who refuses to serve pasta because it is foreign (i.e., not Tuscan) may seem extreme, the converse -- boosting frozen food sales by adding "Santa Fe" rice to a chicken meal -- is much worse. Not to mention capitalizing on Tyson's brand. Why don't they just put Emeril's fucking picture on it?

I have to say I am a little surprised at the near total lack of media coverage of last week's Salone del Gusto in Turin. La Stampa has a special section. Or you could just read Petrini's (predictable) reaction to the Soil Association report.

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