What does the Slow Food PEC Convivium do?On a cold November Sunday of 2005, a group of 15 people gathered together to discuss the Slow Food movement and the feasibility of setting up a convivium in Prince Edward County. The group did not take long to decide that given Prince Edward County’s long agricultural history and increasing reputation as a culinary tourism mecca, that a Slow Food Convivium was not only important to The County—but also far overdue!Our Convivium, Slow Food The County, is responsible for organizing food and wine events and initiatives, create moments of conviviality, raise the profile of products and promote local farmers, culinary artisans and wine cellars. The Convivium also organizes tasting courses and Taste Workshops and promulgates new food and wine developments and knowledge of the products and cuisines of other areas. In short, the group educates in matters of taste.Local rootedness and decentralization (plus the ensuing conservation of typicality) – and the voluntary nature of our members contribution – are the most authentic characteristics of the movement. The network of contacts Slow Food has built over the years represents without doubt its most valuable asset.