Originally published in 2002, "The Pleasures of Slow Food" was one of the first books on the subject of the Slow Food movement. The movement, whose mission is to protect food artisans and promote regional food culture, has continued to grow and now includes more than 85,000 members around the world. We now offer this wonderful volume devoted to local, sustainable, and traditional foods in paperback with a redesigned cover, ready to inspire a new generation of home cooks who also want to preserve the traditions of growing, cooking, and eating good food.
Corby Kummer has been a senior editor of the Atlantic Monthly since 1981. His work in that publication as well as The New York Times, Gourmet, and other magazines has established him as one of the most authoritative and creative of food writers in the United States. A frequent commentator on radio and television, he lives in Boston. Susie Cushner is a photographer who lives and works in Boston. Her images have appeared in many publications such as Gourmet, Real Simple, and Martha Stewart Living. Her previous books include the Martha's Vineyard Table and The Best Bake Sale Ever Cookbook, both published by Chronicle Books.