Terre Madre Salone del Gusto and Slow Food Norwich

The Slow Food movement hold the Terre Madre Salone del Gusto, the large international event held in Italy once every two years which brings farmers, food producers, Slow Food members and the public together from over 150 countries, this year it is being held in Turin this September. As this year it will also be Slow Food Italy’s 30thBirthday and the 20thAnniversary of the first edition of the Salone del Gusto the organisers together with the Italian Region of Piedmont have decided to mark this special year by throwing open prestigious venues all across the City of Turin rather than the event just being based in a large convention centre that has been used in previous years. The organisers of this years Turin event believe that the philosophy of good, clean and fair food, which involves the Slow Food and Terra Madre worldwide network, belongs to everyone and so should be enjoyed by the broadest possible spectrum of public, so opening up venues across the city is the perfect way to proceed with this exciting event.

We at Slow Food Norwich will be present and hope that many of our members will also attend this fantastic gathering of Slow Food members, Slow Food producers and the public, in fact all our members are invited to go to Turin in September so we hope for a large turn out at this years event. Slow Food England will be hosting a stand in Turin and Slow Food Norwich as well as Slow Food Anglia will be represented on this dedicated stand during the four days that the event is taking place. The planning of this years Terre Madre Salone del Gusto has been going ahead in Italy by the organisers at Slow Food International for many months and we will be taking part in the consultations with Slow Food England on the exact details of our participation over the next couple of months. We hope that many of our members will take the opportunity to visit Turin and also help us at various events will be attending during the days that they will be there.

The production and consumption of good, clean food cannot happen without our responsibility and increasingly produced by sustainable methods and to shed more light on food communities acroos the world this year the Turin event will be renamed Terre Madre Salone del Gusto. It will be held in Turin from the 22nd to the 26th of September which will be a month earlier than previous Terre Madre events, this will give delegates, producers and visitors the chance to enjoy the warm weather of the late summer and early Autumn in The beautiful city of Turin. This year it is expected that over one hundred and fifty thousand visitors will come the Turin to take part in the Terre Madre Salone del Gusto over the four days that it is being held and we know that members of Slow Food Norwich and Slow Food Anglia will find this prestigious event exciting and inspiring.