Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 – Loving the Earth

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On its 20th anniversary Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 will be held out in the open around the city center and a month earlier than previous editions. Organized by Slow Food in partnership with the Piedmont Region and the City of Turin, the event will take place from September 22 to 26, 2016 offering a very rich program and involving the main venues in Turin outwards from the centre like the spiral of a snail’s shell. The heart of the event will be the Valentino Park (where the first World’s Fair in Turin was held in 1911), which will be the setting for the Italian and international Market with over 1000 producers from around the world. At the Medieval Village Slow Food Education will organize educational events for adults and children, while the Terra Madre Forums will take place inside Valentino Castle. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 will also extend to parks, historical buildings, squares and entire neighborhoods, which will be hosting many free entry activities and initiatives. The Enoteca will be located in the Royal Palace, whereas the Taste Workshops will take place at several venues such as the Mole Antonelliana (the National Museum of Cinema), the Circolo dei Lettori and Eataly. The jam packed program includes conferences at the Carignano Theater and forays into other prestigious cultural institutions in Turin: from the Egyptian Museum to the GAM (the Gallery of Modern Art), to the MAO (the Museum of Oriental Art). Street food and artisan brewers will be at the Murazzi along the River Po, a newly renovated area. Outside of the city some of the magnificent Royal Residences of Turin and Piedmont (Unesco’s World Heritage Sites) will be home to events: the Castle of Rivoli, the Margaria complex and the Kitchens of the Royal Castle of Racconigi, and the Reggia of Venaria with Italy’s largest Potager Royal, the vegetable patch of the Royal Palace. Last but not least, the Agenzia di Pollenzo (in the province of Cuneo), with its University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 confirms Turin’s status as Italy’s leading city for food and hospitality. “Food brings people together and has a key role in promoting cultural development and social solidarity” – ” – says Carlo Petrini, (the founder of SlowFood, that has been going for about 30 years now), asking the city to host the delegates of Terra Madre who will come to Turin from every corner of the globe.

Here more details and program of TerraMadre Salone del Gusto 2016.


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