Slow Food was an invention of the Italian Communist Party, and has some important roots in workerist organising, with a radically egalitarian vision of why everyone needs to be able to savour food more. In Slow Food sites outside Italy, this rather tends to get lost, and Slow Food becomes just an alibi for a certain kind of conspicuous consumption. So I was very pleased to speak with someone from Slow Food Perth, where I am at the moment, and where people are aware that theirs is a political project. They’ve got Edible Schoolyard-type projects, and they’re a great resource on how to avoid supermarkets in Perth (which, I’ve been told by more than one reader, is very hard to do). If you’re in this neck of the woods, do check them out.