When: 23-27 October 2014
Where: Turin, Italy
2014 will mark the 10th Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, with this year’s events bringing together more than 1,000 exhibitors from 130 countries, including over 300 Slow Food Presidia, chefs, farmers, fishers, eaters, authors, advocates, academics, artisans, international representatives from wine and gastronomy, and Slow Food’s network of small-scale producers and food communities on six continents. The packed program of conferences, taste workshops, classes and more combine to reveal the impacts our eating and consumption habits have on the welfare of the planet’s ecosystems, people and animals.
Terra Madre refers to the conference or world meeting of food communities to address topics such as: climate change, population growth, animal welfare, food waste, land grabbing, and much more. Salone del Gusto or “Hall of Taste” refers to the world’s largest food and wine fair, held concurrently with the Terra Madre conference. Booth by booth, dish by dish, thousands of small-scale food producers demonstrate the extraordinary diversity of food. Visitors have the opportunity to discover many of each country’s and region’s unique local products and cuisines — especially highlighting Slow Food’s Ark of Taste and Presidia projects to preserve rare and endangered foods and food practices. Truly one-of-a-kind, Salone del Gusto includes a mind-boggling, stomach-grumbling more than two hundred cooking, mixology, and taste workshops. Through taste education, Salone del Gusto not only dazzles our taste buds but also brings us closer together as a planet: through sensory experiences that transcend all borders, our interconnectededness with people, animals, and plants around the world becomes tangible. It’s one thing to understand that interconnectedness in theory, and quite another to be in Turin and literally taste it. It is the thousands of local flavors manifested in Salone del Gusto that give what’s discussed in Terra Madre workshops and presentations acutely tangible meaning.
The Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto is organised by Slow Foods and partners and will take place from 23 to 27 October 2014 in Turin, Italy.