Friday, June 25, 2010

Slow Food France

Many thanks to the staff at Slow Food France! Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. It strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and promotes farming of plant, seeds and livestock characteristics of the local ecosystem. Slow Food has expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 132 countries. Check out their website at:

Pictured: Lucia Lora Aprile (in red shirt), Latger Anne (dark blue), Elisa Villella (green), and Lucia Penazzi (light blue)

Lucia Lora connected me with breeders of Pyrenees goats, noir de Bigorre pigs, and Mirandais beef. These rare specialized breeds are located in the Midi-Pyrenees region. My bike is headed in that direction! I am looking forward in sampling their products and will need the extra protein from pedaling uphill!

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