An incredible look back at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre 2014 in this broadcast from BBC Radio 4. The BBC’s Dan Saladino travelled to Turin to join the global meeting of farmers and food producers which attracted the attention of world leaders – from Michelle Obama to Pope Francis, and gathered 220,000 people from 160 countries to taste and celebrate diverse foods and to discuss and debate the issues affecting the world’s food.
In the program, Jamie Oliver shows Dan around the Ark of Taste – a collection of traditional foods that are in danger of extinction. Edie Mukiibi, Vice President of Slow Food International, explains the impact of the project 10,000 Gardens in Africa project, Northern Irish chef Paula McIntyre cooks with chefs from Uganda, Dr Geoff Andrews from The Open University explains the political roots of Terra Madre, and Richard McCarthy tells Dan about projects from Slow Food USA – including ‘nose-to-tailgating’.
The content recorded during their visit to Turin will be broadcast all throughout next year and focuses on the Ark of Taste project with its products, their story, and producers.
The first BBC program recorded during the event was aired at the beginning of this week.