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Salone del Gusto 2012

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Foods that change the world in Turin, October 25 to 29

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This year, for the first time, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre are one.

One big event which takes place on October 25 to 29 in Turin (and Oval Lingotto Fiere), organized by Slow Food, the Piedmont Region and City Turin, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

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With the 2012 edition, the two events join a path traced since 2004, the year Terra Madre was born, our global network of food communities and, together, show the extraordinary diversity of the agrifood in every continent, giving voice to those who cultivate, breed and transforms its products. The big news this year is, therefore, that the network of food communities at Terra Madre opens the meeting with the public enriching the entire Salone del Gusto. This event becomes truly unique.

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“Foods that change the world” is the theme that summarizes Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012. Stories of chefs, artisans and food communities from 150 countries testify how we can revolutionize the paradigm that governs this world in crisis from food, proving that we can do something good for our health, the environment and the production system without sacrificing the pleasure of food and conviviality.

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As for the image of this edition, it’s been chosen a food symbol of change: Newton’s apple. It is also an invitation to use our head in our food choices.

There are many experiences that offers a rich program at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2012: a big market that moves through the adjacent Oval Lingotto Fiere, creating a pleasant union between exhibitors, Slow Food Presidia and food communities.

Taste Workshops and Meetings with the author to explore and enjoy the company of producers, chefs, vignerons, brewers and experts; Theater of Taste to look closely at the hands of the chefs at work in creating the dishes symbol of their restaurants; educational programs for children and adults; Conferences to open the debate on how food styles managers can improve our health and the planet; a wine that enhances border areas, mountainous areas and extreme terroir with 1200 labels of the best Italian wine cellars; Dinner Dates to travel around the world while in Piedmont.

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All this is possible thanks to the support of Italian companies with their participation in supporting this idea of “Food as a driver of change”: Lurisia, Garofalo pasta, Lavazza, the factory, Vodafone, Intesa Sanpaolo are official sponsors; Compagnia San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and Foundations Association of Savings Banks Foundation Piedmont; with the support of FAO and the Italian Development Cooperation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the contribution of Coldiretti.

 

 

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