Terra Madre Balkans Programme

14 Jul 2010 | English

July 16, 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Opening Ceremony
Welcome speech by the Minister of Agriculture, the Mayor of Sofia and the Rector of Sofia University and Slow Food International Secretary General,
Slow International Councillor for South-East Europe.
University Botanic Garden

Conference Programme**
Friday July 16
Plenary Conference
University of Sofia
11.30 am – 1.10 pm Morning session
2:30 pm – 6.00 pm Afternoon session

Saturday July 17
Terra Madre Workshops
9.30 am to 11.00 am and 11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Sofia University
I. Sanitary regulations and traditional tastes
Moderator: Yanka Kazakova, independent expert
II. Local food and biodiversity conservation
Moderator: Spyros Psaroudas, Callisto – environmen¬tal organization for wildlife and nature
III. Local food and tourism
Moderator: Gavin Bell, Slow Food Tarnava Mare
IV. Taste education
Moderator: Márta Pozsonyi, Slow Food Turda

Plenary session
University of Sofia
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Workshop outlines presented by workshop moderators
3.30 pm to 4.00 pm Building networks for local
consumptions – the role of local Terra Madre net¬works
Moderator: Michele Rumiz
4:30 pm to 5.00 pm – The future of Terra Madre
Balkans network
Moderator: Dessislava Dimitrova

Events Open to the Public
Every day the University Botanic Garden of Sofia will host the Terra Madre Balkans Island. Producers from the Terra Madre network from all Balkan countries will introduce their unique produce to the public. Visitors will also be able to assist to art shows and happening for the kids.
Friday 11.00 am – 8.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Sunday: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
49, Moskovska Str.

Friday July 16
10.00 am to 12.00 am
Taste workshop for kids
The art of making bread explained to children by great artisan producers.
(Free Event) Market Area
11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Balkan cheeses, hidden treasures
Bulgaria The Balkan Peninsula is the home of outs¬tanding cheeses, often unknown even to its inha¬bitants. Taste these incredible products and enjoy the taste of traditions that have survived through centuries to nowadays.
(entrance with pre-booked ticket only*)
Botanic Garden

Saturday July 17
10.00 am to 12.00 am
Taste workshop for kids
Not all yogurts taste the same. A journey into one the most delicious Bulgarian contribution to world’s cuisine.
(free event) Market Area

11.30 am to 1.00 pm
Plants and Food
A unique opportunity to taste honeys and pre¬serves from throughout the Balkans, served with herbal lemonades and vegan food.
(entrance with pre-booked ticket only*)
Botanic Garden

8.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Red, white and green evening
Italian and Bulgarian chefs will offer their interpre¬tation of ark of taste food products from the other country. Proceeds will finance Slow Food Bulgaria’s food education project in schoools.
(entrance with pre-booked ticket only*)
Botanic Garden

Sunday July 18
Closing Ceremony
10.00 am to 11.00 am
Botanic Garden

Fruit and vegetable carving
11.30 pm to 1:00 pm
Veselina Slavcheva is a Slow Food member and one of the most famous carving experts in the world. She will demonstrate her art to turn pumpkins, watermelons and other simple fruits and vegeta¬bles into exquisite pieces of art.
(entrance with pre-booked ticket only*)
Botanic Garden

* Tickets for these events can be booked by contacting:
[email protected]

**Conferences and Terra Madre workshops are open to delegates only. Tickets for these events can be booked by contacting: [email protected]

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