Farm to Table:
For the Love of Food
Spearheaded by Professors Maria Luskay and Lou Guarneri, PaceDocs 2023 will explore the passion that the French have in their cooking and how the chef takes great pride and care in all that they prepare. We will demonstrate the process of simply taking from your garden and local surroundings that food does not need to be complicated. We plan to meet and speak to chefs and restaurant owners who will explain the joy of cooking and serving the customer. We will talk to patrons who travel and come to eat for the love of food, and we will compare the French and American diet to show the vast difference.
In 1989, the founding manifesto of the international Slow Food movement was signed in Paris, France, by delegates from 15 countries. At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and traditional gastronomy and food production. Conversely, this means an opposition to fast food and industrial food production – so different from America.
What makes food so special:
Food consistently pleases us.
Food sustains life.
Food brings people together.
Food comes in many varieties.
Food lets you give love to others.
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