It seems like there’s a backlash against the speed of modern culture. More and more in Japan I’m seeing the media supporting slow food, simple pleasures, handmade things. I’m sure Japan is just following the trend the world has started.
The slow food movement started it all in Italy, but now we have SOLE food (sustainable, organic, local and ethical), LOHAS (lifestyles of health and sustainability), crafting hobbies evidenced by MAKE: and CRAFT: magazines, and more people doing it for themselves.
I am very interested in locavorean foods, particularly when I can find organic and local combined. I’m trying to cut out the middleman (and all the additives and preservatives) and make my own food from scratch more often. Not only is it tastier, but it’s so much healthier. Fresh bread, fresh pasta, more vegetables from within a 150 km radius - yum!
And here I am at the end of a busy day of my slow life. I made some earrings to wear to the Australia Society ball on Friday, finished grinding bones and spreading them on a board for Cennino’s Apprentice, and we’ve just enjoyed a meal of homemade soup and freshly baked bread.
Of course I am also participating in a four-way IM with my friends - one of whom is making polenta for the first time and getting advice as she goes. Even in our slow life, we use the Internet to communicate across town and around the world.
Posted by kuri at January 23, 2007 09:53 PM