Friday, January 19, 2007

Slow Food Meets Fast Food Nation


There is a new dark comedy movie currently playing in the theaters. Maybe you've already seen or heard about it? Called "Fast Food Nation" with a celebrated ensemble cast including Kris Kristofferson, Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinnear, Wilmer Valderrama, Patricia Arquette and others, this film was inspired by the bestseller that exposed hidden facts about the fast food industry. This is a recommended movie by me. It will open your eyes!

Check out the Slow Food Organization as well. Now an international 80,000-member-strong organization, this organization was "founded 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." Their blog is located here.

I'm totally impressed with both the movie and the organization! Read more ABOUT them and their founder in this latest Vital Choices newsletter.

Here are some book recommendations to support your awakening around fast food and eating fast:

The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, & Weight Loss by Marc David

The Zen of Eating by R.Kabatznick

One Bowl: A Guide to Eating for Body and Spirit by Don Gerrard

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure by Mireille Guiliano

The French Diet: Why French Women Don't Get Fat by Michel Montignac

May you live long and THRIVE!

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2 comments:

Ed said...

Thanks for this. It looks interesting. I'm a big believer in eating locally grown food, and enjoying life in the community. Fast food is just one of many symptoms of our culture falling apart.

patrick said...

just watched Fast Food Nation, it's an impactful flick to say the least... earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it. Evidently it is worth passing up fast food for more than health reasons.