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Int'l slow food festival draws over 500,000 visitors

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Oct. 7 (Yonhap) -- A major international slow food festival in South Korea wrapped up its six-day event that provided more than 500,000 visitors with a chance to experience eco-friendly foods from around the world, organizers said Monday. The 2013 AsiO Gusto in Namyangju, east of Seoul, closed the curtain on its weeklong programs on Sunday, after featuring hundreds of slow foods the world over and especially the culinary riches from the Asian and Oceanian region. "AsiO" is a portmanteau of Asia and Oceania, and "gusto" means "taste" in Italian.

Int'l 'slow food' festival begins

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- A major international "slow food" festival has kicked off in South Korea this week, featuring hundreds of types of eco-friendly local food from around the world, organizers said Friday. The 2013 AsiO Gusto opened in Namyangju, east of Seoul, on Tuesday for a six-day run, with the participation of 43 Asian and Oceanian nations, they said. "AsiO" is a portmanteau of Asia and Oceania, and "gusto" means "taste" in Italian.

S. Korean festival expected to promote eco-friendly Asian culinary riches

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- The chief of the international "slow food" center expressed hope Friday that the ongoing event in South Korea would "send a strong message" to the world about health-oriented food. The 2013 AsiO Gusto is an international food festival aiming to offer a unique chance to experience eco-friendly local food in the Asian and Oceanic region. It opened on Tuesday in Namyangju, east of Seoul, for a six-day run. The word "AsiO" is the combination of Asia and Oceania, and "Gusto" means taste in Italian.

Int'l 'slow food' festival to kick off Tuesday

UIJEONGBU, South Korea, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- A major international "slow food" festival will open in South Korea this week, featuring hundreds of eco-friendly local foods from around the world, organizers said Monday. The 2013 AsiO Gusto is set to open in Namyangju, east of Seoul, Tuesday with the participation of more than 40 Asian and Oceanian nations, they said. "AsiO" is a portmanteau of Asia and Oceania, and "gusto" means "taste" in Italian.

Int'l slow food fest in S. Korea to feature Asian culinary riches

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 26 (Yonhap) -- The upcoming international food festival in South Korea aims to offer a unique chance to experience the culinary diversity in the Asian and Oceanic region, organizers said Thursday. The 2013 AsiO Gusto is set to open in Namyangju, east of Seoul, next Tuesday for a six-day run, with the participation of 40 Asian and Oceanian nations, making it the largest-ever food festival in the region. The word "AsiO" is the combination of Asia and Oceania, and "Gusto" means taste in Italian.

Five Korean foods in danger of extinction join speciality catalog

NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) -- Five traditional Korean foods have been listed in the Ark of Taste, an international catalog of heritage foods that are in danger of extinction, the Korean slow food exhibition organizer said Friday. It is the first time that Korean foods have been registered in the international slow food catalog. It was was launched in 1996 as part of the international slow food movement that began in Turin, Italy.

Carl Honore says society does not value the important things in life

Barcelona, Apr 1 (EFE).- "We live in a society that prioritizes what is urgent rather than what is important and in which we must recover traditional virtues like patience, humility and togetherness," journalist Carl Honore, one of the fathers of the Slow Movement, said in an interview with Efe. The Slow Movement is a reaction against the hustle and bustle that characterizes today's society, and proposes making a conscious use of time, enjoying each activity at the pace it requires rather than rushing to do everything all at once.
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