We've certainly all heard about fast food, from microwavable to the mega chains we see across every city and country. Right away when we think of the "fast" concept we think of unhealthy alternatives that tend to cut corners. Not every fast food option is unhealthy but for the most part the trend has gone that way. So right away the idea of “fast food" is a scary concept. But let's switch that around and think of what is known as the slow food movement? Slow food is gaining in popularity, but was actually founded back in 1986 in Italy by Carlo Petrini. Thanks to brands like Stonemill Slow Crafted Bakehouse we are now able to get “slow food” in grocery stores near us. Stonemill makes quality baked bread that are not just for bakeries or fancy dinners out. Slow food is about caring for every step of the process from sourcing to consuming.
So lets get down to it….
What is slow food?
Well there are a few things that really outline the movement but ultimately it's about slowing down the process of making what you’re eating, caring about what's going into it and how it arrives on your plate!
1. The food is good for you. The rule of thumb is that what is made as “slow food” is healthy food that has real ingredients that help to fuel your body.
2. What you’re eating is full of clean ingredients. This means that most slow food products are organic, have less preservative and pesticides than what you would usually find in your grocery store brands.
3. There is a philanthropic side to the movement. It involves fair trade and sourcing ingredients from producers and farmers who take pride in their business. The process makes sure to give back to the communities they source from and that ethical treatment is ensured on site.
4. Less travel for your food to reach your plate. This means lowering the carbon footprint that is coming from the impact of your consumption. It also means that local communities continue to grow.
5. Protects the food and the recipes. This is an important one because so many creators are being copied with cut corners and cheaper versions of their product. Slow food helps protect the original makers of these wonderful additions to your kitchen.
Not only is Stonemill available in local Canadian grocery stores making it so easy to grab a healthy loaf of bread anytime, but it is also 100% made in Canada of Quebec oats and grains! You’re contributing to local businesses, farmers and eliminating the carbon footprint! Now thats a process and snack to get behind.
Check out my two Instagram posts featuring favourite recipes with Stonemill Bread!
This article is in partnership with https://stonemillbakehouse.com/