Terra Madre 2022 is host to a concentration of forward-thinking food events unlike anything else, from the most pressing global issues to more obscure gastronomic curiosities; it’s all on the menu in Turin for just a few short days.
Faced with this cornucopia of culinary options, choosing what to go and see is no easy task!
Here are some recommended highlights from three new event spaces for 2022: RegenerActions, the Gino Strada Arena and the Food and Health area.
The RegenerActions space will be the center for knowledge-sharing on food regeneration: realistic strategies for you to incorporate into your life and inspire you to explore further.
Join Olajumoke Okeola to learn how to bring life to ingredients we might otherwise throw away. We’ll observe regeneration techniques from three African cuisines… and get to taste them, too
When: September 22, 14:00
What encapsulates the idea of regeneration better than seeds? Meet Clayton Brascoupé as he leads a discussion on the value of seeds for our personal health and the health of the environment.
When: September 23, 14:00
Wondering about the wild world of fermentation? Join us for an informative discussion about fermentation techniques around the world, and how it can be used to fight food waste.
When: September 23, 15:30
Could the answer to finding a sustainable, local food source be right under our noses? Join us to learn about the extraordinary aspects of algae and how to use it, from traditional techniques to innovative methods.
When: September 24, 15:30
RegenerActions isn’t limited to food! In this event, we’ll see how we can transform natural ingredients and would-be waste products into homemade soaps, featuring esteemed guests from Slow Food Béarne in France.
When: September 26, 11:00
Food and Health – Reale Mutua Highlights
In this location, the focus of our events will be on the importance of food-related health. We’ll bring experts from all over the world to talk about the current issues and discuss ideas for change and improvement.
We’ll kick off our series in this venue with an event that will explain the collaboration between Slow Food and Reale Mutua, an insurance company dedicated to promoting a healthy well-being and lifestyle.
When: September 22, 11:00
This event will explore strategies on how we, the consumers, might be able to affect changes in public health. We’ll discuss how our individual and collective food choices have power, and how we can create a healthier society.
When: September 23, 18:00
Social media is a powerful tool in communicating information, so what if we used it to promote personal and environmental health? This event will dive into ways we can effectively harness the power of social media to affect healthy lifestyle changes in our societies.
When: September 25, 11:00
Any picky eaters in the family? In collaboration with Giovani Genitori, an online parenting magazine, we’ll chat about strategies to get children on board with healthy eating by integrating creativity and interaction into mealtimes.
When: September 25, 16:30
We’ll round out Terra Madre with a very enticing topic of discussion: corn! Slow Mays will lead a chat about the incredibly diverse varieties of corn, how they’re grown, and how corn can be used to support a healthy lifestyle.
When: September 26, 14:00
Gino Strada Arena highlights
We’ll inaugurate and dedicate a new space at Terra Madre to the memory of Gino Strada, founder of Emergency, a humanitarian association to help victims of war and poverty. This space will be used to hold events about the links between food, peace, migration, and sovereignty.
Join us for an important event honoring the life of Gino Strada, founder of Emergency. We have invited Cecilia Strada, daughter of Gino, to participate in a discussion about the legacy of her father and the ongoing challenges we face at home and globally.
When: September 22, 11:00
One of the pillars of Slow Food is community building. But how is a community based in Slow Food values created? We’ll chat with some community leaders and organizers about strategies to turn these ideas into realities.
When: September 22, 18:00
At this event, we’ll hear true stories of support and solidarity among people of marginalized communities, and how food is a powerful tool to bring communities closer together.
When: September 23, 18:00
Esteemed guest and activist, Andrea Cisterna Araya, will join us in the Gino Strada Arena to tell her story of struggle, protest, and victory in overcoming challenges in the established food systems of her home country, Chile.
When: September 25, 13:30
Earth Markets are a network of small food producers and artisans, located all over the world. These spaces specialize in community building and embody the spirit of Slow Food and Terra Madre. Join us for an informative chat about the history of Earth Markets and plans for the future.
When: September 25, 18:00
These events are a mere sampling of the huge and diverse offering we’ll have at Terra Madre this year. Please use the Event Search function to find events that suit your interests and availability. We’re excited to welcome you.
All the events are free, but please remember to register.
by Daniel Cruse, firstname.lastname@example.org