Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, traveled to Italy to find her true Creative self. Slowly. She started this quest, relishing hand-made foods so beyond the quotidian boxed salads of the ill-fitting life she’d put on for so long.
But, heaping bowls of fresh hot pasta have not inoculated Italy against boxed, crinkle-wrapped, one-size-fits-most pleasure.
No one imagines downing a Big Mac in Rome. But each day, thousands of people cross the Piazza di Spagna and hurry down the hundred steps to the world’s grossest living-monument to American Fast Food: the world’s biggest McDonald’s.
Slow Food brings together pleasure and responsibility, and makes them inseparable.
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So it is with Creation: Ignited by deep human pleasure and peppered with focused responsibility.