Saturday, 12 June 2010
Fast food - Italian style
Anyway, I could go on all day about Italy really, but I won't: instead I thought I'd share some of the most mind-boggling photos I took. In Pisa, just yards from the leaning tower, I came across this 'Automatic Restaurant', where you could buy two courses of pasta, pizzas, drinks and processed desserts (check out the menu) - all from machines and with no human interaction whatsoever.
I don't know what amazes me more really - that someone has invented a way of eating that reduces the experience to an exchange of money with a machine and then a quick intake of processed calories on the hoof - or that I encountered it in Italy, the home of the Slow Food movement and, for some, the spiritual home of Europe's culinary culture itself.