All the locations of Terra Madre
Our tour begins at the Slow Food Area
This is where you can become a member, as well as take part in some workshops and tastings, and buy Slow Food accessories!
Your day at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto could get off to a delicious start at the Terra Madre Kitchen, which, besides being the stage for cooks of the Slow Food Alliance, is the best place to taste different dishes from around the world.
Breakfast of champions
In the morning a trip to taste the international treats and coffees of the Slow Food Coffee Coalition is in order, with good, clean and fari coffee from Honduras, Cuba, India, Mexico and Brazil. Next door there’s the Honey Bar, made possible thanks to a collaboration with Ricola and Conapi. Here you can embark on a speed honey date: five minute meetings where you’ll taste a series of different honeys, guided by an expert, to find your favorite.
The three pillars
Take a walk on the Biodiversity Trail, an exhibition area that focuses on the biodiversity behind thematic networks like Slow Grains, Slow Beans and the newly-founded network of chestnut growers. Nearby you’ll find the Education Garden, where children and families can discover an orchard curated together with the Turin Botanical Garden. You can also learn more about soil fertility, go on a virtual treasure hunt and take part in workshops led by Slow Food educators.
To discover all the campaigns Slow Food is building, and to meet the members of the Slow Food Youth Network, head to the Activism Square. Find out we’re working to save bees and farmers, who are so fundamental for biodiversity, mobilizing against land grabbing and GMOs, fighting for social justice in Africa and food sovereignty in Latin America, and more.
The unmissable Taste Workshops are a fan favorite, where you can taste natural cheeses and cured meats, Georgian wine, hazelnuts concoctions, Pugliese mussels, freshwater fish and wild herbs, among others. This year there are over 60, held in the UniCredit rooms at Parco Dora, the Nuvola Lavazza, Eataly Lingotto and the Guido Gobino chocolate factory.
The Market has always been the heart of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a meeting place for thousands of producers from across the world and hundreds of thousands of visitors, a unique occasion to discover the extraordinary gastronomic diversity of every continent: from bread to cured meat, dairy products to seafood, the Market welcomes over 700 producers who represent the Slow Food philosophy: natural, local products made with respect for animal welfare. When you’re walking among the stands you can meet Slow Food Presidia from Italy and beyond, like Ispica sesame, Jiloca saffron and Breton oysters.
There are two spaces for dialog and exchange dedicated to two great activists of our times: the Gino Strada Arena and the Berta Cáceres Arena. In the former you can meet experts, professors, activists and food producers as they discuss themes like the climate, GMOs, food education, biodiversity and agroecology. The latter, meanwhile, hosts meetings dedicated to projects from a variety of Slow Food networks, including Slow Fish, the Slow Food Coffee Coalition and the Slow Food Youth Network.
We head to the Environment Park to attend the Conferences where we’ll hear from international guests like the British Indian economist Raj Patel, Italian Urban Studies professor Elena Granata and Brazilian Geography professor Larissa Mies Bombardi.
Food and Health
We return to the heart of the festival and head to the Food and Health space developed in collaboration with Reale Mutua, one of the main partners of the event and official sponsor of Slow Food Italia. From food for babies to production methods that promote agricultural biodiversity and foods with a low environmental impact: there are numerous ways to approach these themes together with experts.
Feeding the City and Youth, Tourism, Agriculture
Terra Madre also hosts Feeding the City, a stage dedicated to cities and their food policies, where we’ll share problems, experiences and creative solutions. Next door, there’s a space dedicated to Youth, Tourism and Agriculture which hosts debates on the future of food from the point of view of younger generations, and making room for their stories and proposals.
Terra Madre Portal
This year’s edition also presents opportunities for those of you who can’t make it to Turin to be part of the fun, thanks to the Terra Madre Portal! In collaboration with Shared Studios, Parco Dora hosts a shipping container that’s a gateway to other lands, thanks to the Slow Food network (and more!) we’ll connect communities and activists from all over the world, so they can connect and share as if they were in the same room.
Of course we welcome our friends from the University of Gastronomic Sciences, who offer a rich calendar of activities. Every morning they host breakfast with artisan food producers founded by alumni, followed by debates on the challenges of gastronomes, guided aperitifs with baked good, cured meats, cheeses, craft beers, vermouth, kombucha, and numerous other delights.
After an intense day at Parco Dora we deserve a glass at the Enoteca, curated this year by the Slow Wine Coalition. As well as relaxing with a glass of wine, we can learn more about the purpose of the Coalition, meet producers and take part in tastings and workshops around wine, vermouth and cocktails.
And if you’re ever in need of a hot snack, our 13 food trucks and 5 street kitchens offer a wide range of Italian delicacies, from bombette to meatballs, fried gnocchi and more.
We couldn’t end the day a more marvelous way: the Dinner Dates at Eataly Torino Lingotto feature Italian and international chefs like the Albanian Altin Prenga, who goes back to back with Daniele Maurizi Citeroni of the Marche, Oskar Messner from South Tyrol and the “wild chef” who propose a menu based on foraging.