Celebrating Terra Madre in Mauritius
What is Slow Food ?
Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating.
Why the name "Slow Food"?
Slow Food is an ironic way of saying "NO" to the rise of fast food and fast life.
Slow Food means living an unhurried life, taking time to enjoy simple pleasures, starting at the table.
Why Slow Food has a snail as symbol?
The snail was chosen because it moves slowly and calmly eats its way through life.
Why Slow Food Tipa Tipa ?
In créole, Tipa Tipa means slowly, slowly.
Slow Food Tipa Tipa vision is to deliver slowly our program in line with the philosophy of Slow Food International.
Does Slow Food mean organic ?
Slow Food supports the principles behind organic agriculture and promotes methods that not harm the environment.
Slow Food argues that organic certification alone should not be considered a sure sign that a product is grown sustainably.
What is the position of Slow Food on GMOs ?
While not opposed to research, Slow Food is against genetically modified organisms and the commercial planting of genetically engineered crops.
Food and Taste Education
When we enjoy food, we use all our 5 senses!
TASTE + LEARN + DISCOVER
How is Slow Food financed ?
Slow Food International receives most of its funding from membership fees and contributions from sponsors.
Where does my membership fee go?
The membership fees are divided between Slow Food International and Slow Food Tipa Tipa as support to implement our local initiatives.