Slow Food

Slow food is a concept that starts to get popular in the late 1980s. It is not to combat fast food, but rather to appreciate food. Well the French may be the best example where lunch or dinner can easily take 3 to 4 hours.

I guess it’s really like mindful eating. Recently I also come across the term fooding, which means food with feeling.

This evening I had slow food at Adagio, a bed & breakfast one hour outside Taipei. The whole meal had 8 Taiwanese coursesĀ over 2 hours.


To me slow food is not about how much money you spend on food, but rather how much time you spend on food.

Rufous Coffee


After some research, this time the first coffee shop I tried in Taipei was Rufous cafe. It’s conveniently located near Taiwan University in Taipei so there were a lot of students. The place was cosy, a bit dark & quite lay back. Just the right place to wait out the rain before headed for the 24-hour Eslite bookstore.