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The Slow Food Movement Praises Traditional Foods

Minsoo Park from Korea


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Supporters of the movement want people to have more leisure time to eat their meals. They hate hectic and fast-paced life.

Fast food is becoming increasingly popular all around the world even though everybody knows it threatens their health. However, fast food, such as hamburgers and pizza, have a lot of fat, and the ingredients in them are not always good quality.

Large fast food companies only want to make a profit, and many consumers who think "fast service" is the most important thing prefer such kinds of meals for lunch, even for dinner.

a Korean slow food restaurant
Photo: Thomas Peters
Supporters of the slow food movement think people should keep their ethnic tastes and recipes.
The Korean Traditional Porridge Restaurant in Seoul serves porridges from the traditional Korean diet.

Slow Food is a new idea that protests the spread of fast food. The Slow Food Movement is interested in recovering the traditional meals of cultures. The movement is not only about meals; it is related to overall modern culture.

Supporters of the movement want people to have more leisure time to eat their meals. They hate hectic and fast-paced life.

They think people should keep their ethnic tastes and recipes and encourage eating fresh, natural food of traditional diets. They also feel the various eating customs of traditional cultures are part of our human heritage and think eating leisurely can make our lives happier and more worthwhile.

Therefore, they are protesting the spread of fast food such as hamburgers and hope every country in the world will try to preserve their unique, traditional cuisine.

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