This author captures some important complexities related to eating behaviors. She describes how despite her commitment to Slow Food and its tenets, feelings of nostalgia towards the golden arches (McDonald’s) coexist and influence her. This really resonates with some Leah’s Pantry staff as well! How about you?
“The values of Slow Food instruct you to build meals solely on dogma, rather than memory-making. These same values don’t create space for non-binary thinking — that people can truly enjoy a fast-food burger while simultaneously supporting fair labor practices and treatment of animals that may be lacking in a company like McDonald’s. It’s also not the antidote to lack of access to healthy, fresh foods. However, this fast-food empire has perfected what Slow Food has yet to uncover: allowing people the opportunity to enjoy a meal on their own terms, no baptism required.”