Ark of Taste

What is the Ark of Taste?

The Ark of Taste is the world’s largest catalog of cultural and traditional biodiversity related to food and agriculture. We have identified thousands of plant varieties, animal breeds and traditional food products (including breads, cheeses, cured meats and sweets), highlighting the risk of their disappearance, saving them from extinction, and educating institutions and consumers about the need to protect them.

  • What We Do

    Preserve food knowledge by cataloging native products.

    Support small scale producers to save their heritage and food culture.

    Enhance the use of these products by connecting producers with cooks and consumers.

    Promote food diversity by reconnecting communities with their legacy.

    Share the stories of products, producers and places through films, publications, articles, conferences and more.

  • What You Can Do

  • How to Nominate a Product

    The nominator identifies the product that has to be related to the social, cultural, religious, historical or economic context of a territory.
    You can see whether the product is compatible with the principles of the project in the project guidelines.

    Anyone can nominate a product, either by using the form, writing to your national ark commission, or sending an email to [email protected].

    The Slow Food Biodiversity office and its experts will evaluate the nomination and approve it as long as it aligns with the principles of the project.

    Once approved, the product will appear in the catalogue of the Ark of Taste

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