I reminded myself this morning that I need to get this post done before life gets ahead of me ( once again). It also occurs to me that this sentiment is the perfect opening for the subject of this blog, Slow Food.
This past Saturday I attended one of the most fun foodie events I have been to in many years. The Shanghai Slow Food Convivium chose the lovely Top of the Hilton to host Shanghai’s very first public event celebrating the Slow Food principles of Good, Clean and Fair food. For the lucky people that attended , there were yummy samples from restaurants, who can forget the Soletta mozzerella cheese featured by Mr. Willis? and Anna Maya’s delectable vegan black sesame balls as well as the individual home chefs that offered samples of their delicious meals available for private catering. There was a nice array of small and family run organic farms and a good supply of organic wines to round out the afternoon.
The relaxed atmosphere reflected the philosophy of the Slow Food Movement. The attendees had time to savor the many food samples and share ideas with the vendors on why this movement makes sense,especially in the frenetic enviornment of Shanghai. And if you weren’t sure what the buzz was all about there were several speakers from the Italian consulate ( Italy pioneered the Slow Food movement), Greenpeace and local organic farm experts.
If you want to know more about the Slow Food Movement you can read my previous August blog on the subject and I encourage you to contact www.slowfood-shanghai.org Watch for more Slow Food events coming in the new year. You won’t want to miss another one.
You can also enjoy the fruits of the movement at any one of the following restaurants and small food purveyors.
Restaurants: Kush, Mr. Willis, Origin, Qi Min Hot Pot,Annamaya,Downstairs,Melange Oasis,Madison,Organic Kitchen.
Many of these vendors and a few more can be found at the Jiashan Market this Saturday, December 17th.
Eat Well Live Well Have Fun !