Slow Living Kitchen is a testament to eating well, spending more time in the kitchen, the garden, and nature, and enjoying the process at whatever level is right for you.
As a result, I've created this space to share what I've learned cooking with seasonal ingredients and foraging for wild foods across the Northeast. I'm excited for you to stick around and learn how to incorporate slow food and living into your life.
I've incorporated my love of nature and the outdoors into my career as a food and beverage writer, photographer, and brand consultant based in upstate New York and western Massachusetts. My writing covers food, farming, and craft beer industry topics, sharing stories by Black and brown makers, chefs, and experts in their fields.
I've been published in national publications such as Food & Wine, The Guardian, FoodNetwork.com, Martha Stewart Living, and EatineWell Magazine. As a resource, Stephanie's work in been quoted and/or featured in The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, BITCH Magazine, and La Cucina Italiana.
About Slow Living Kitchen
Not everyone has a huge garden or the time to make every morsel from scratch—but we all want to eat healthy and sustainable foods. This blog seeks to help you make small, doable steps towards a more sustainable relationship with your food while making it fun and accessible for everyone.
"Slow Food" is a lifestyle concerned with eating slowly and being in harmony with others and your environment. And since most of our meals consist of food we prepare ourselves, there are plenty of opportunities to live the slow food lifestyle.
The Slow Food Movement
Italians rediscovered their love and passion for slow food more than a decade ago. It all began as a protest, which led to the birth of the Slow Food movement that helped many people reconnect with their food and the people who produce it. Similar movements on organic gardening, cooking, and farmers' markets were later founded in many other countries. As a result, slow food is a leading global advocate of "good, clean and fair food."
Slow food has become a rough translation of "mangia bene, vivi meglio," roughly translated as "eating well and living better." Slow food principles revolve around creating simple meals to prepare, fill, be nutritious, and taste delicious!
What you find at Slow Living Kitchen
Stephanie Gravalese shares information on adding slow living to your food practice and building a more sustainable connection to your food. Slow Living Kitchen offers recipes and techniques for preserving, pickling, and fermenting to help you connect with the world around you through food. The goal is to offer recipes and pantry staples that work with your current situation—not overwhelm it.
Enjoy recipes in three ways: in-season, in-theme, and in-era. The recipes are also in theme by following the seasonal produce and foraging schedule, which gives you an added layer of knowledge when making your shopping list and learning about the food around you. Additionally, each theme draws upon techniques used over time by generations of cooks.
Slow Living Kitchen is a testament to eating well, spending more time in the kitchen, the garden, and nature, and enjoying the process at whatever level is right for you. I love it. Stick around and learn how to incorporate slow food and living into your life.