THE SLOW FOOD, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2016 at Friendship Heights Village Center

The Italian Cultural Society, in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington D.C. and US-Italy Global Affairs Forum will host a presentation by Mr. Richard McCarthy, Executive Director of Slow Food USA. You’ve never heard of the world-wide Slow Food Movement? Well, for starters, have a look at this website:, click on the SlowFood logo below for a video, and then come to the Nov. 20 Social Meeting at the FHVC to meet Mr. McCarthy, who is coming from NY to tell us all about it.

Of course, there is an Italian connection. Back in 1986 when Fast Food chains were making their appearance in Rome, a protest was organized by Carlo Petrini in the form of, for example, joyful “penne parties” to give positive expression to the value of locally produced, freshly made foods as against products produced industrially.

The Terra Madre movement, which grew from this and other like initiatives, invites us all to treat foods, their production, their preparation and their consumption in a way that is respectful of our common life on this planet.

Here are some key words: Good, Clean, Fair food; School gardens, Slow meat, Biodiversity.