Yesterday morning I read in the local newspaper that the first Slow Food group here in Trondheim has been organized.
I have been interested in the Slow Food movement for a long time, and my cooking is inspired from it - to use fresh, preferably local ingridients, to put your heart into your cooking, to eat the food with friends, to share the pleasures of the table.
The newspaper article inspired me to visit the local fish market during a break at work. I bought some freshly marinated fish, and put it in the fridge at work while working extra hours. We usually eat dinner around 5pm, then we are home from school and work, and we are HUNGRY. Terje and the girls ate pancakes yesterday as we had so much blueberry jam left over since Marta made pancakes last week. And when I came home I prepared a late slowfood dinner for Terje and myself - baked potatoes, marinated fish baked in the oven, freshly woked vegetables.
Marta wasn't in bed yet when we ate, and she had some fish together with us, instead of her usual break for supper.
Many of our dinners will be "fastfood" still, something I make in a hungry hurry when home from work. But several days a week, as| often as possible, we will keep on enjoying slow food - both the preparation prosess and the sharing of pleasures around the table.