Slow Food Movement is Active in Beirut

beirut slow foodThe Slow Food Movement, founded in 1989, in a non-profit organization that attempts “to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.”

Delicious and important.  And the movement is hitting the Middle East.

Slow Food Beirut is becoming more active, encouraging a clean and fair food system.  It’s website offers a variety of ways to get involved with the movement, including: becoming a member, starting a convivium (a branch of the movement), proposing a presidium (a small project to support artisan producers), nominating a product to the Lebanon Ark of Taste, hosting an event at your farm/land, creating a recipe with an Ark food, and hosting a tasting for students.

earth market lebanonSlow Food Beirut also supports Lebanese Earth Markets (Souk el Ard), part of the international network of farmers’ markets.  These markets encourage the direct sale of local foods from farmer to eater.

Future projects of Slow Food Beirut include teaching about the Slow Food Movement in various local schools.

To keep up to date with Slow Food Beirut’s events, check out their blog.

Read more about the slow food movement::

Lebanese Farmer’s Market Makes Food Not War

Na Laga’at Brings Slow Food Farmer’s Market to Jaffa

Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food, A Review

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