On October 30, 2009, Books & Crannies and Market Salamander will host a very special event to bring the Slow Food movement to Middleburg. They are pleased to welcome Douglas Gayeton, a filmmaker, photographer and writer, who is also a pioneer in the Slow Food movement. His spectacular new book, SLOW: Life in a Tuscan Town, has just been released. This will be an amazing evening of fabulous food, wine, inspiration and conversation. The event will feature a tasting menu inspired by the slow food movement, a talk by the author and some useful ideas to take home.
SLOW is a photographic personal journey by the author into the heart of hidden Tuscany that celebrates the principles that define the Slow Food movement, at the same time that it pays tribute to the region’s kaleidoscope of vibrant characters, whose shared culture revolves around the everyday pleasures of growing, preparing and eating food. In the book you will meet the mushroom hunters and sheep farmers, winemakers and fishermen, bakers, butchers and chocolate makers whose stories are told through multiple photographs taken over a period of time, ranging from ten minutes to several hours, in an approach critics refer to as flat film. The book also features an introduction by Alice Waters, the founder of Slow Food Nation.
This event will be held at Market Salamander on October 30 from 6-8 and the tasting fee is only $19.95. Remember it is just as important to support your local independent bookstores as it is your local farmers. To preorder your copies of the book SLOW call Books & Crannies at 540-687-6677. To make your reservation for the event call Market Salamander at 540.687.3600 or Email email@example.com.