I'm writing a book about the Slow Food movememnt in the Midwest, to be published next year by UI Press. I need your help to find the great stories. I am looking for the people throughout the Midwest who are, in any small or large way, living the ideals of Slow Food. One of the people I will profile, for example, is Simone Delaty, who owns a farm in Wellman, Iowa. There she hosts French and Mediterranean dinners and other events where the kitchen and the table are the center of everyday life. This is the sort of story I seek.
These people do not need to be restaurant professionals, though they might be. They needn't be farmers or artisans either, though they may be that as well. I am interested in history, both that of the settlers and of the Native Americans who still live here in the Heartland. I seek people who are living life the Slow way despite the onslaught of the fast-paced modern world. They need not be actual members of the movement, just people who live the ideals (learn more about the ideals at www.slowfoodusa.org) You yourself might be one of these people.
Whether you have 1 name or 100, I would like to know about them.