«We can turn the world around, we can turn the earth’s revolution, we have the power. People have the power!…» Patti Smith

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is the biggest international event dedicated to food. The 12th edition, organized in collaboration with the Region of Piedmont and City of Turin, will be held from September 20 to 24, 2018, in Turin, Italy.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is a biennial Slow Food event, which brings together international producers, communities, chefs, and visitors in the celebration of good, clean and fair food. This year it will be held at Lingotto Pavilion, Piazza Castello and various other locations throughout Turin.

The event includes an international market, where producers selected based on the Slow Food philosophy will be present to share their products and stories. Hundreds of Presidia and food communities will attend, and for five days will bring the world’s food agrobiodiversity to the city and discuss shared challenges and solutions.

Other areas will include an enoteca, street food area, and thematic spaces focusing on: Bees and Insects, Food and Health, Seeds, Slow Meat and Slow Fish.

Numerous activities will be offered during these days including forums and conferences presenting influential figures who will offer multiple perspectives on how food can change the world, for better or for worse. There will also be Workshops and Cooking Schools, will be presented by chefs conscious that we cannot separate pleasure from responsibility towards producers and who use creativity to promote their local areas. Many other activities will be announced soon, keep an eye out for the official program!

More than ever before, the focus of this year’s event will be on people and the change everyone can bring
This year, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto looks to its visitors and asks all of them to consider Food for Change. The event will foster a dialogue with all visitors, starting from a broad sharing of knowledge, seeking to inspire a change in people’s food habits.

Everyone will be asked to reflect on their food choices: what production methods they support, what they cook, what they put in their shopping cart. Every day the food we choose brings up many questions, not just relating only our health, but also the environment, social justice, economics, politics and many greater issues. Choosing a specific food in a specific place can mean taking sides, not being indifferent towards the planet on which we live and its resources and thinking about the future.

More information: XII Edition Terra Madre – Salon del Gusto 2018 / 20-24 September

Food for Change: La revolución de Terra Madre Salone del Gusto