Carlo Petrini launches an appeal for the population of Amatrice, a town in central Italy affected by the earthquake 

25 Aug 2016 | English

The town gave its name to the salsa all’amatriciana, a famous pasta sauce.

Carlo Petrini, President of Slow Food and Terra Madre, launches an appeal to support the people affected by the earthquake and to keep them in our thoughts, from today and in the future.

“With a symbolic dish of the gastronomic history of Amatrice, we hope to spread the values of solidarity and sharing all over the world, typical of the farming culture it was born from.

Together with other voluntary initiatives springing up across Italy, we call out to restaurateurs all over the world to take action over the course of an entire year. In this way, we hope that attention will not wane, and will go beyond the emotional wave of the moment: we are overcoming the emergency and beginning reconstruction today. Those who have lived through this trauma should be able to return to a sense of normality as soon as possible, with an ongoing, steady stream of donations available to them.”

With A future for Amatrice (#unfuturoperamatrice), we ask restaurateurs from around the world to put the symbolic dish of this devastated town on their menus. They should keep it on the menu for at least a year, donating a small part of the proceeds to those affected in this tragedy. Furthermore, we ask customers to choose these dishes wherever they find them in restaurants. The funds will be paid directly to the town of Amatrice.

Slow Food’s international network will be involved in raising awareness and securing as much collaboration as possible.

For donations, the IBAN for the municipality of Amatrice is: IT 28 M 08327 73470 000000006000

Swift Code: ROMAITRR

Description: Un futuro per Amatrice

For restaurateurs who would like to join the appeal: [email protected]

The list of participating restaurateurs can be found on


For further information, please contact the Slow Food International Press Office:

[email protected] – Twitter: @SlowFoodPress

Paola Nano, +39 329 8321285, [email protected]

Ester Clementino, [email protected]

Giulia Capaldi, [email protected]

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.

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