Slow Food Recommends: Ideas for Your Slow Weekend

As worldwide lockdowns haven’t been lifted yet, many of us continue staying at home. This weekend hundreds of families will remain separated and will not reunite to celebrate Easter and Passover together. However, now more than ever we should remain strong and stay in solidarity with those, who day in day out, are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We will not say anything new, but the most effective way we all can help in the battle with the virus is by staying home. So stay home, connect with your loved ones online, and check out our top recommendations of books, movies and podcasts for another weekend in quarantine.


  • We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast by Jonathan Safran Foer

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change truly believe it? In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer predicts that the task of saving the planet will involve a great reckoning with ourselves―with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. As we have turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic, only collective action will save our home and way of life. According to the author, it all starts with what we eat―and don’t eat―for breakfast.


  • Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love by Simran Sethi 

Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi explores the history and cultural importance of our most beloved tastes, paying homage to the ingredients that give us daily pleasure, while providing a thoughtful wake-up call to the homogenization that is threatening the diversity of our food supply. Bread, Wine, Chocolate reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion—a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world’s calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand.


  • Our Planet, available on Netflix

From exotic jungles to the deepest seas, open your eyes to the connections we all share. “Our Planet,” an eight-episode nature documentary series shows you our planet’s natural beauty, and examines how climate change impacts all living creatures.

  • Julie & Julia, available on Netflix

Julie & Julia is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Messina. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell, who aspires to cook all 524 recipes in Child’s cookbook in 365 days, a challenge she described on her popular blog that made her a published author. The movie is based on two books: My Life in France, Child’s life account composed with Alex Prud’homme, and a diary by Powell, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen (later retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously).


  • Faces of Food, by EAT Foundation

Faces of Food is produced by EAT Foundation. The podcast brings to the spotlight the work of activists, chefs and farmers, visionary leaders, innovative entrepreneurs and world-class scientists, who are transforming the way we produce, consume and think about food.




  • The Food Programme, by the BBC Radio
    The Food Programme is a podcast produced by the BBC Radio 4. It brings investigations of the most diverse and unique questions you can think about the food we eat. From meeting famous chefs to investigating the causes of child obesity, in over 700 episodes available, you will sure find an appealing topic for you. Episodes available here


Are you fancy to learn how to bake your own bread? Then you most definitely need to tune in a daily, 2 pm (UK time) live stream by the Bread Ahead Bakery & School and learn all the secrets of how to make delicious bread.

Live Streams are available here

Stay safe, stay home, stay slow. Have a warm weekend and joyful Easter holidays!

#stayhomestayslow #slowfoodsolidarity

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