"Eating traditional, local foods is an experience that brings satisfaction to the palate but above all is enrichment for the soul," quotes the Chicago Tribune from Italian sociologist Egeria Di Nallo.
"A professor at the University of Bologna, Di Nallo founded Home Food four years ago after being struck by how expedient and global Italian food had become both in restaurants and on the home front."
In the article (issued August 20, 2008) by Karen Klages, Tribune reporter, she states:
"While Slow Food (now a global organization with nearly 30 years under its belt) focuses on eating local foods for reasons of defending biodiversity and holds organized meals, tastings and fairs to spread the word, Home Food is purely Italian. And it focuses on eating locally and heartily in defense of nothing more than good ol' Italian tradition...
"Home Food's emissaries are as tradition-bent as it gets—Italian mamas and grandmas along with a handful of men."