The Pleasures of Slow Food (Paperback)

Celebrating Authentic Traditions, Flavors, and Recipes

By Corby Kummer (Text by), Susie Cushner (Photographer), Carlo Petrini (Introduction by), Eric Schlosser (Foreword by)

Chronicle Books, 9780811863827, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2002)

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Originally published in 2002, this was one of the first books on the Slow Food movement. We are offering this wonderful volume in paperback for home cooks who strive to preserve the traditions of growing, cooking, and eating good food. With 15 profiles of artisans plus 45 time-tested recipes by chefs and cooks (Alice Waters, Rick Bayless, and more), this cookbook promotes regional heirloom foods that feature local ingredients and/or have been prepared the same way for generations.

About the Author

Corby Kummer writes for the Atlantic Monthly, Gourmet, and other publications. He lives in Boston.

Susie Cushner is a Boston-based photographer.

Eric Schlosser is the author of the best-selling Fast Food Nation.

Carlo Petrini is the founder and president of Slow Food.