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Slow Food Expert Visits Louisville

The executive director of Slow Food International will be in Louisville Monday and Tuesday.Paolo di Croce is visiting several cities in the United States and Canada to meet with slow food advocates and potential supporters. His organization was founded as a response to the rise of fast food. It supports locally-grown ingredients and sustainable dining. According to a statement di Croce chose to visit Louisville because it represents the advancements made toward slow food across the south. He's also promoting a new initiative called A Thousand Gardens in Africa which aims to promote small-scale agriculture on the continent.Louisville was considered as a potential host city for the Slow Food International Congress, but the organization opted to combine the event with another conference in Italy to save money.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.