Tuesday, September 25, 2012

slow food

I've been working  in the port of Civitavecchia since Monday, 24th, and it seems that the air tells us that Autumn will be good. The weather is really sunny and hot as you can see in the photo below. Yesterday,  after I had run 1 hour I drank the same water as I drink in July and August:  a liter for an adequate rehydration,
considering these weather conditions.
The photo on the left shows the port above mentioned.
My 8-week training schedule goes well and tomorrow, wednesday, 26th, I'm running 4 x 12 minutes repeats after the warm-up.
In the second photo you can see two advertising messages which provide very different levels of food: fast food and slow food. People who walk along the port can see those two pictures and, fortunately, most tourists choose to support traditional and local trade.  They think and act for the benefit of local people, producers and the environment. In the town there is a market that offers visitors a selection of home baking, crafts and garden produce.

What I'm trying to say is that global branding causes damage to local trade and traditions!      
Do you like eating fast food when you're abroad?

9 comments:

Andrea Halnon said...

If I'm abroad (rarely) I want to try the local food. It seems nuts to go to a new place and eat fast food.

Char said...

If I was to travel to Italy I wouldn't choose to eat McDonalds. I don't eat it here and I definitely wouldn't eat it when I'm trying to experience a different culture.

Amy said...

God no! It's sad really how those big fast food restaurants have spread all over Europe so that now you see exactly the same chains in every country...

Christina said...

Why go to fast food when there is wonderful, local restaurants to choose from?

Breandán said...

I wish we had some of your weather!

Giorgio said...
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Johann said...

I will always try the local food but I've been in places in Africa where McDonalds was the better option. There are some scary things happening in Africa...

EmmyAnn Horstkamp said...

I can't eat fast food and what would be the point? If you are visiting a different country, you should enjoy their cuisine.

martin briars said...

nice post Giorgio - has to be local food - the commentators on the Olympic Marathon made this very point ! They, quite rightly for me, lamented that the London streets looked like any other big city street in the world because we see the same signs and chains....
As for me, tapas in barcelona is always an important after race treat when i do triathlon there - and is probably one reason i do triathlon there :)
one day, Italia to sample the delights of italian cuisine.
marti
run fast, eat slow : )