Adventures in Val Chisone and around

Adventures, observations,events and comments on life in an alpine valley in Italy from an English family living next door to the largest fortress in Europe. (Fenestrelle)
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Monday, 23 October 2006

Slow Food Salone del Gusto


Every two years Turin hosts what must be the greatest food festival on the planet! This event is promoted by the "Slowfood Movement" an organization of which we are fully paid up card carrying members.
Essentially Slowfood came about as a response to the growing presence of fast food chains that sell the same low quality GM products around the world with the sole aim to make a profit. Slow food is the antithesis of this idea. They promote organic food, quality of food, diversity of food and also the pleasure of food. You can find out more by going to their website http://www.slowfood.com.
They also run a university of taste as well as supporting a fantastic and essential biodiversity project. Their Salone Del Gusto is an incredible event and this weekend is when it is happening! Jump on a jet and get over to Turin to experience the best food you could ever eat. The show runs from the 26th - 30 October and most of the worlds best known quality foods will be on show and available for tasting and purchase. If you cannot get to the show then at least take a look at their site and think about supporting the movement and join your local group.
We are lucky in that we live only a short drive from Turin so we will be going on Sunday. If you get chance to book a flight and need somewhere to stay then drop us a line!

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