“the good intentions of the middle class often fail to reach poor, ethnic populations that struggle with diabetes and childhood obesity. Slow Food members may celebrate indigenous foodways, artisan breads and cheeses, and prefer buying organic, but encouraging people to pay more for less food or to take the time to make meals from scratch and grow their own vegetables is not realistic for many Americans. Yet, the belief that the quality of food affects one’s quality of life remains pervasive. There will always be new groups that proclaim the benefits of new diets, and one can always be sure that they are participating in a very old practice.”

Susan Wiggins, Gastronomica