The Slow Food Carleton Convivium was founded in 2007 by Saeyoon Baik (class of 2008) and Piaomu Liu (class of 2009).
The Slow Food Movement began in Italy as a reaction against the growing trend of “fast food”. Instead of seeing food as an obligation, we believe that it is something to enjoy. We foster community, learn and teach cooking traditions, and explore the process of food from farm to table. Slow Food creates food awareness: knowing where your food comes from and how it got there. Also, we really just love good food and the wonderful social aspect of eating as a community. Cooking and eating with friends is a valuable experience so often overlooked in our busy society. We strive to make time in our hectic lives to enjoy this experience and share our love of food with others.
Carleton College is a small liberal arts school in Northfield, Minnesota. We are working to create one of the first college branches of Slow Food.