The board of Slow Food Upstate enthusiastically endorses this book:

Renato Vicario and Janette Wesley emphatically support the Slow Food Movement and educating the public about the role that biodiversity plays in maintaining a healthy and delicious food environment—one that reflects and preserves cultural values and traditions. The couple keeps one foot in Greenville, SC, and the other in Cortona, Italy, where they have a small farm and vineyard. Here they practice what they preach through natural growing methods for the grapevines, rare fruits and herbs they raise.

According to their mission statement, the Slow Food Upstate chapter (based in the northwest corner of South Carolina) of Slow Food USA seeks to provide "opportunities for the development of gustatory discernment" and "practical support and information that empower people to be responsible and enthusiastic co-producers of the food they consume (

Linda Lee