Slow Food for Thought...

“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Busy Year for Slow Food

2008 is shaping up to be a very busy year for Slow Food nationally, internationally and here at home. This year, Slow Food USA and Slow Food International have several major events planned. In addition, local Slow Food Northern Ohio leaders will be participating in a regional strategic planning meeting this May in Pennsylvania.

Information concerning national and international Slow Food events is always available at and websites. Below are links to several upcoming events that may be of interest. If we can provide additional information or answer any questions, please contact us.

Terra Madre 2008
Slow Food's biennial gathering of food communities will take place in Turin, Italy October 23-27. Terra Madre delegates are selected by Slow Food USA and will include farmers, food producers, cooks and youth from around the world -- the event is not open to the general public. Delegate nomination forms are available online at Slow Food USA and are due on April 30, 2008. If you know someone in Northern Ohio who should be nominated, please contact Kari Moore at or 216.225.6311 for additional information.

Salone del Gusto
The Salone is Slow Food International's biennial food event in Turin, Italy. Open to the public, this event features artisan food and wine producers from around the world. This event runs concurrently with Terra Madre 2008.

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