12 ways to eat slow
- Do yourself (a) pleasure.
Take your time, to enjoy and listen to your sensations: this is the best way to eat good.
- Bring seasons to your table.
At every new season, enjoy the pleasure of food you have not tasted for the whole year.
- Think global, eat local.
Choose products from producers close to your home: you will empower local economy, and you will strengthen the bonds with your neighbors.
- Eat something you have grown... Grow something you love to eat.
This is the best way to keep in touch with nature.
- Meet farmers, ranchers, artisans and specialized traders in person.
Buy short-chain products from local fairs or buying groups, at artisan shops (like local bakeries or delicatessen sellers) or at local expert and competent shopowners.
- Be curious!
When you are at the store, at the restaurant, at the bar, make questions about the quality of the products.
- Take extra caution when choosing foods of animal origin.
When eating meat, always choose the one that comes from grazing livestock (beef, lamb) or semi-extensive farming (pigs, poultry).
- Vary your diet to defend agricultural biodiversity.
Try rare or unusual varieties of potatoes, cereals, fruit and vegetables.
- Eat whole grain and natural products. Choose non-processed products.
Products that are transformed and ready-to-eat, usually contain large amounts of modified foods and low nutritional quality fats.
It's the best way to save, and to really know what you are eating. It's a daily pleasure you give to yourself, and to those you love.
- Spend better, spend less!
Eating better does not necessarily mean to spend more. But do not save on quality!
- Become explorers of taste!
Educate your children, your friends and acquaintances to the true pleasure of eating.