Savor your flavors with the slow-food movement

You could say Carlo Petrini is a prophet of sorts. More than 20 years ago, the Italian gastronome and conservationist observed the decline in food varieties and flavors. Worried that the world would succumb to McDonald’s-ization, he created the Slow Food concept, which protects and publicizes local delicacies around the world that are in danger of disappearing. With a new book out this week, Petrini continues to wield influence in the culinary realm. In today’s ‘Tis the Season, Roz Cummins explores the roots and future of this fast-growing movement.