Erika Lesser and Allen Katz of Slow Food USA
. . . and Irish Whiskey
Around St. Patrick's Day, Francis' mind turns to Irish Whiskey. What's the difference between Irish and Scotch Whiskey: An old Scottish adage holds that Irish whiskey is unfinished whisky. An old Irish adage holds that Scotch whisky is ruined whiskey.
The Slow Food movement started in Italy in the late 1990s in response to a MacDonald's opening in Rome, trying to place the golden arches right next to The Spanish Steps. Mark and Francis discovered this organization years ago when attending a wine conference in Verona. The movement has since spread throughout the world. Slow Food is dedicated to gastronomic and ecologic pursuits. The organization sponsors events throughout the year where members and guests can enjoy great food and learn about preserving traditional foods and supporting agriculture. The Guys welcome Erika Lesser, Executive Director of Slow Food USA and Allen Katz, Member of the Board of Directors to talk about the organization and how you could join or even start your own convivium.
Podcast Date: 4/24/2006