I just finished reading an inspiring article for the National Geographic Traveler magazine (my favorite!) about the little traveled to Piedmont region. This is in the northern part of Italy and literally means the foot of the mountains. What this region is known for is the wine and the birth of the Slow Food Movement.
I had the opportunity to plant my first real garden this year and it was quite frankly addicting. The vegetables flourished, I found myself knocking on neighbors doors to give away my lettuce for fear they would rot. Proudly, I have been able to put fresh corn, tomatoes, peas, lettuce, peppers and soon pumpkin on the table. Fewer trips to the grocery store, more creative meals made around what was picked that day. Even better? Watching my 2 and 9 year old in the garden hunting for ripe veggies. Now that I know what I can grow, I’m busy planning for new things next year.
Slow Food. Simply speaking, food to table. Grown fresh and locally. I like that concept.
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