Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.
The NYT has a short round-up from last weekend's Slow Food Nation festival here in SF. By all accounts, it appears to have been wildly successful. Even anecdotally, it was all people were talking about over the long lazy holiday weekend.
That list of speakers is out of control! Vandana Shiva - talk about a coup. She's done some incredible work with science and ecofeminist theologies as related to Third-World and developing nations' agriculture. And Wendell Berry! Sweet jesus. I wish I could've made it over to more of those symposiums. To die for.
Let's hope they do it again. And soon.