Slow Food is also simply about taking the time to slow down and to enjoy life with family and friends. The Slow Food movement was founded by Carlo Petrini. It aims to preserve the cultural cuisine and the associated food plants and seeds, domestic animals, and farming within an ecoregion.
Alice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.
Frank Stitt, III, is a renowned chef, accomplished cookbook writer, and highly successful restaurateur. During the past two decades, he has set national standards for culinary excellence and put Birmingham on the map as home to world-class dining.