WHEN: The event takes place between October 25-29, 2012.
WHERE: Lingotto Fiere at Via Nizza 280 in Turin, Italy.
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“Slow Food’s approach to agriculture, food production and gastronomy is based on a concept of food quality defined by three interconnected principles:
GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture;
CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health;
FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for small-scale producers.”
Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre: A Single Event in 2012 with a network of food communities made up of producers, chefs, Taste Workshops and educational activities. Terra Madre is a network of food communities committed to producing quality food in a responsible and sustainable manner.“Three pavilions will be devoted to the Italian Marketplace, with over 200 Slow Food Presidia products and hundreds of exhibitors organized by region. Each region will offer some their specialty dishes in ‘osterias’, giving you the chance to experience authentic cuisines from across the peninsula in just a few days.”
The Oval Olympic Arena will host the International Marketplace where participants can sample hundreds of unique products from Slow Food’s projects and campaigns around the world. A street foodarea will serve up specialties from around the world.
There will be Taste Workshops led by producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers. At the Theater of Taste, watch chefs from around the world prepare cuisine.
The Enoteca will feature more than 1,200 Italian wines with Dinner Events prepared by an international selection of chefs in restaurants in Turin and the surrounding countryside.
Great Reserve Barolos for Aging is a tribute to the region of Piedmont. This tasting will showcase vintages from the early 2000s.
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Visit historic patisseries and cafes in Turin. Historic castles and villas in and around Turin will offer dinners prepared by chefs from around the world.
There will be a series of free Conferences addressing issues related to preserving a healthy food system including the ramifications of climate change and urban agriculture to animal welfare, biodiversity and indigenous people.
Space is limited for the Taste Workshops, Theatre of Taste, Meetings with the Makers, Master of Food and Dinner Date events, so make reservations ASAP!
For more information visit www.salonedelgusto.com.
While you’re in Piedmonte, go to the truffle market in the town of Alba. Have some Barbera wine in this charming town. Consider some Barbaresco made from a base of 95% Nebbiolo grapes or try some Barolo, the” king of wines” in Piedmonte.
Book a Chocolate beauty day at the Acqui Terme Spa. Acqui Terme is one of the principle winemaking towns for Brachetto d’Acqui wine.
In the middle of the 16th century, the Savoys built a number of castles, villas and hunting lodges in and around Turin creating a UNESCO World Heritage complex. Turin is the largest city in the hilly region of Piedmont. It was historically under Austro-Hungarian domination www.turismotorino.org. The amazing residences of the Royal House of Savoy include the Palazzo Reale, the Royal Armory, the Library and Stables.
Visit the Pinocoteca dell’Accademia Albertina and the Galleria Sabauda for Renaissance art. Bellini, Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi masterpieces can be found in these galleries.
The original Holy Shroud (Sacra Sindone) of Turin is kept in Turin’s Duomo in a silver casket inside a marble coffer. The replica is available for viewing. Carbon testing in the late 1980’s indicated that the shroud dates back to the 12th century; so it apparently was not wrapped around Christ after his crucifixion. Visit the museum of the Holy Shroud on Via San Domenico.
To learn more about Italy visit www.vino-con-vista.com