Petra Molnárova is the soul of Trh Piact Mark in Bratislava. And she didn’t give up even in the face of the pandemic. The market had been reborn and had to keep on living. I’m Petra Molnárova and I’ve turned my passion into a job. I’ve always been passionate about local production and biodiversity and, …
The premise of Florent Piard and his restaurants, Les Resistants and l’Avant-Poste, is a righteous one, down to the name. It aims to strengthen links with rural areas and local farmers who respect the environment, as well as to preserve traditional know-how. Since the start of the pandemic he has been in constant contact with the hundred or so farmers most affected by the crisis, following their situation daily and helping where necessary.
Cornel Popa is a young Italian Chef that moved to Iceland in 2017. He is now leading the Slow Food Youth network in Iceland. Last year he teamed up with Samhjálp and volunteered to teach a cooking class for six months. Cornel´s policies is to bring something back to the community that he now lives in. How generously he has shared his time and knowledge is a true inspiration to all and his work has been noted in the local community in Iceland. A new story for the Slow Food Heroes project.
The pandemic highlighted inequalities and inequities, in our societies and across the world. But it also sparked an increase in solidarity actions: people and communities coming together to support one another, and most importantly, vulnerable groups. Financed by European Cultural Foundation, with the contribution of CRC Foundation, Slow Food Heros recounts the stories of those who stepped up to the crisis, in their own words. Some stories show the creativity of individuals, other the relentless work they carried out, and all inspire us to be heros, in our own way, in our own communities.