Organized by Slow Food, the region of Piedmont and the city of Turin, the 11th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the most important international event dedicated to food culture, will be held from September 22 to 26, 2016, in Turin, Italy. 7,000 delegates from 143 countries, over 800 exhibitors and 300 Slow Food Presidia will take part in the event.
The International Market at the Valentino Park hosts an area dedicated to showcasing several products from the Slow Food network in Indonesia. Two Terra Madre food communities are attending the event: the rice growers and salt collectors of Krayan and JAVARA, a social enterprise working to keep the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Indonesia’s indigenous food alive. Three Slow Food Presidia are bringing their products to the event for the first time: Cingagoler Honey, dark brown in color, and with aromas of coconut or palm flowers; the Tengkawang Nut Oil, also known as “green butter,” which is extracted from the fruit of a plant native to Borneo; and Heritage Yogyakarta Banana Varieties, which grow in a volcanic area of Java province. They are at the center of traditional cuisine, served fresh, mashed, fried or dried. The Heritage Yogyakarta Banana Varieties Presidium is also attending the forum on The biodiversity of bananas at risk (Friday September 23 from 10:30 to 12:30, Valentino Park – Mississippi Room, Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli 39).
A tasting of the Cingagoler Honey is instead planned during the workshop Honeys from around the world at the Let it Bee themed space (Sunday 25 September at 10:00 – Rettorato dell’Università degli Studi di Torino, Via G. Verdi 8).
At the Terra Madre Kitchens on Thursday September 22 from 15:00 to 16:00 a tasting is planned of several Ark of Taste rices from different islands of Indonesia.
A selection of Ark of Taste products from the Philippines are displayed – and available for tasting – in a stand in the International Market at the Valentino Park.
At the Terra Madre Kitchens on Friday September 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 there is a slot dedicated to South East Asian coffees, as Ciwidey Arabica and Java Preanger. Ark of Taste coffees from Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor East are offered to the visitors.
On Monday September 26 at the Via del Gelato – Slow Food Presidia Cafeteria (Via Po 35, Turin, from 10:00 to 11:00), another appointment is dedicated to the tasting of Benguet coffee from the Philippines.
At the Terra Madre Kitchens on Thursday 22 September from 17:30 – 19:00 chef Ponpailin Kaewduangdy from Laos prepares dishes of Fried Luang Prabang river weed, spicy tomato and chili dip and pork stuffed with lemongrass, glass noodles and herbs.
The following Terra Madre Forums include speakers from South Asian countries:
Let’s Not Eat up our Planet (Friday September 23 from 10:30 to 12:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Viola) – Mr Teguh Triono, Program Director for KEHATI – Indonesia’s Biodiversity Foundation.
Farmers 2.0 (Saturday September 24 from 16:30 to 18:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Gialla) – Helianti Hilman, CEO and Founder of Javara, one of Indonesia’s leading purveyors of artisanal products, inspired by the wealth of Indonesia’s biodiversity and the dedication of indigenous farmers.
Slow Food Presidia (Saturday September 24 from 16:30 to 18:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Grigia) – Bibong Widyarti, Slow Food Convivium leader and coordinator of the Cingangoler Honey Presidium and Founder of Rumah Organik – organic consumption educator; Wandi Assyid, beekeeper of Cingagoler Honey.
Appreciating Rare Types of Coffee and Cocao (Sunday September 25 from 10:30 to 12:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Grigia) – Pacita Juan, President of the Philippine Coffee Board and Founder of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, Philippine Chapter (IWCA).
The Role of Women in the Food Production (Sunday September 25 from 10:30 to 12:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Gialla) – Helianti Hilman, CEO and Founder of Javara, one of Indonesia’s leading purveyors of artisanal products, inspired by the wealth of Indonesia’s biodiversity and the dedication of indigenous farmers.
Oils – A Universe to be Discovered (Sunday September 25 from 10:30 to 12:30, Valentino Castle, Aula Mississipi) – Imanul Huda, Director of PRC Foundation Indonesia, the technical partner for the Tengkawang Fat Presidia.
The World’s Knowledge Safeguarded by the Ark of Taste and the Granaries of Memory (Sunday September 25 from 13:30 to 15:30, Torino Esposizioni, Sala Gialla) – Amaliah Researcher/Academic and owner of KIBO’s food production enterprise.
Indigenous Terra Madre Network: Relationships been Indigenous Communities and Local Governments (Monday September 26 from 13:00 to 15:00, Valentino Park, Indigenous Terra Madre Themed Space) Samuel Samueltipa Pidan, District government official that is leading community and village development work with the Krayan People of Kalimantan, who is also from the Lundayeh Ethnic Group.
For more information, please contact:
Slow Food, +39 329 83 212 85, [email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress
Region of Piedmont, +39 011 432 2549, +39 335 7586327, [email protected]
City of Turin, +39 011 01121976, +39 3421100131, [email protected]
Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is made possible with the help of several bodies, among which are the Official Partner: Lurisia, Pastificio Martino, Radeberger Gruppe Italy, Lavazza, Sapori, Iren, Intesa San Paolo, Elpe; the supporters of the Terra Madre Foundation and Slow Food: Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione CRT and the Association of Banking Foundations of Piedmont, Coldiretti. With the support of IFAD, the European Union and CIA.
Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. Among them, a network of around 100,000 Slow Food members are linked to 1,500 local chapters worldwide, contributing through their membership fee, as well as the events and campaigns they organize. As part of the network, more than 2,400 Terra Madre food communities practice small-scale and sustainable production of quality food around the world.