Food and spirituality

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Torino, Italy

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September 23rd at 18:00 in your time zone

Free event

“Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” In the 5th century BC, Hippocrates laid the foundations of a new medicine based not only on empiricism, but also on knowledge of the body, connection with nature and the surrounding whole, and balance of opposites.

Often, in their prescriptions, religions seem to apply entirely similar principles, as do many indigenous peoples, for whom food is also nourishment for the spirit and is often used during ritual ceremonies. Even outside of religious practices food and nutrition and central elements in the search for depth and spirituality as strategies for collective resilience toward unsustainable lifestyles.


  • Tammy Greer, member of the United Houma Nation. Director of American Indian Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Marineide Juruna, tribal Leader of the Juruna of Vitòria do Xingu, State of Pará.
  • Dana Honn, chef and founder of the BioCultural Institute and Origins: Amazonia
  • Kazumi Ohishi, okinawan shaman, reflexologist. 
  • Chie Wada, President of the Tomoamici Association, Italy.
  • Rupa Marya, doctor at the University of California and promoter of deep medicine, a decolonizing approach that seeks to reestablish healthy bonds with the Earth and other humans. Doctor at the University of California, founder and director of the Deep Medicine Circle. Co-author of Inflamed: deep medicine and the anatomy of injustice together with Raj Patel.
  • sister Beatrice Phiri (Zambia), Chewa people, food producer and member of the Slow Food Indigenous Peoples’ Network and coordinator of the Slow Food Gardens in Africa.


  • Gary Granata, founder of Rivers Connect the World and Farmer at Granata Woods, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Free entry while seats last. We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the event starts to ensure a place.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event. Free entry.

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Event languages: IT, EN

Event location: 
, Food and Health – Reale Mutua
Ingressi Borgaro e Mortara - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.092073, 7.665029

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