Slow Food Recommends: Ideas for Your Slow Weekend at Home

24 Apr 2020

Almost every country in the world has been hit by the #COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people were urged to stay at their homes, practicing social distancing. More than a month at home without many contacts or even a possibility to enjoy spring at parks or nature blooming has been hard for many. We want to help you to fight weekend blues and to offer some good movies, books, and podcasts, which, we hope, will enlighten your days. 

Here are our top pics of books, movies, and podcasts. 

BOOKS

  • Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

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Bee Wilson’s Consider the Fork shows how new technologies – from the fork to the microwave and beyond – have fundamentally shaped how and what we eat. Since prehistory, humans have braved sharp knives, fire, and grindstones to transform raw ingredients into something delicious–or at least edible. But these tools have also transformed how we consume, and how we think about, our food. Blending history, science, and personal anecdotes, Wilson reveals how our culinary tools and tricks came to be and how their influence has shaped food culture today.

 

 

 

 

  • A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet by Raj Patel & Jason W. Moore

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In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required.

 

 

MOVIES

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret, available on Netflix

A groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary explores the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, and investigates the policies of environmental organizations on this issue. The film looks at various environmental concerns, including global warming, water use, deforestation, and ocean dead zones, and suggests that animal agriculture is the primary source of environmental destruction.

  • Night on Earth, available on Netflix

When the sun goes down, a new world awakes. This nature series with the help of new technologies lifts night’s veil to reveal the hidden lives of the world’s creatures, from lions on the hunt to bats on the wing.

PODCASTS

  • Little Green Pod

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Little Green Pod is for busy people, who know they could do more to help save the world. Host Fi Poole looks for quick and easy ways to live a little greener and share her discoveries with the listeners. Fi’s ready to change, and she’s dragging her family along with her. From chemical-free cleaning to waste-free parties to guilt-free booze.

 

 

  • Food Heaven

 width=Registered dietitian nutritionists Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones talk to different health & nutrition experts about how we can live healthier, more balanced lives. Each week they deep dive into topics like health at every size, food & culture, intuitive eating, mental health, and body acceptance.

 

OTHERS

  • World Disco Soup Day, organized by the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN)

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This Saturday, on April 25, join the World Disco Soup Day which is going to be happening ONLINE!

Today, one-third of the food produced for our consumption is wasted. The SFYN wants to shed light on this big problem. Their idea is to fill bellies, instead of bins! It’s not just about telling you not to waste food, but also to celebrate when you do save food. That is what we do with Disco Soup!

Check live streams from our kitchens, where we will chop, cook, and dance. Follow SFYN’s Instagram and Facebook 

#worlddiscosoupday #wdsd20 #Re_generation #fillbelliesnotbins #slowfoodyouthnetwork #sfyn

Have a nice and festive weekend at home!

#stayhomestayslow #slowfoodsolidarity

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