Slow Food Website Wins Acclaim
30 Mar 04
Last week the Slow Food international website was elected ‘site of the week’ by the prestigious French wine and spirits portal www.blueWine.com.
‘Slow Food is an international response to the effect fast food has on our society and life,’ wrote Blue Wine in its motivations. ‘It questions the validity of the fast food philosophy as an unconscious credo that erodes our culinary heritage in the guise of efficiency.’
Also last week an unofficial study by an Internet specialist in Alba, near Bra, estimated that, in terms of numbers of visitors, the twin Slow Food website is one of the top fifty in Italy.
www.slowfood.it/com made its debut in early 2001. Since then it has followed the evolution of the Slow Food movement—from eno-gastronomic to eco-gastronomic—day by day, almost minute by minute. Albeit speaking to a variegated, multicultural audience, ww.slowfood.com has managed to tailor the movement’s general philosophy to the needs of everyone, achieving its most resounding successes in nations as diverse as Japan and the USA.
The site seeks to be at once a reference tool and a lively online magazine not only for SF members, but also for anyone else interested in all manner of food-related issues. In view of the statistics at hand, it seems to be succeeding in the task.