Illustration by Julie Notarianni.
Slow Food promotes local food and only what is in season. We prefer, as far as possible, to use what the territory has to offer—ideally to know the producers so that we can get familiar with the product we are buying and ask questions about it. If we cook a dish ourselves with simple ingredients, we can create a healthy plate with authentic flavor.
van Gelder: You say in your book, Terra Madre, that pleasure should be democratic. What do you mean?