The slow kitchen flies in the face of easy, pre-made, packaged, and processed. Instead of convenience foods, we are long-fermenting bread. Instead of “grab and go”, we are challenging ourselves to make it at home. A slow kitchen is where fewer shortcuts are taken and flavors are developed gradually over the course of time. In a slow kitchen, ingredients make up the bulk of the cupboard and refrigerator instead of ready-made foods.
In addition to the physical components of the slow kitchen, we must take on a different heart posture in order to embrace this lifestyle. When we slow down other areas of our lives, the kitchen will naturally follow. This might mean saying no to more activities, blocking off more time to be at home, or meal planning days in advance. Slowing down yourself is essential to enjoying a slow kitchen. Please remember to have grace with yourself in this journey because slowing down will look different for everyone.