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USA at Terra Madre 2016

Delegates to Terra Madre 2014

Expect representatives from at least 1,500 food communities from 160 countries on all five continents to convene at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. This special venue is a prestigious showcase for Slow Food leaders in the USA. From chefs to farmers, scholars to fishers, and bakers to activists, the diversity of our homegrown good food movement will be on display.

Meet the Delegates from the USA

The USA delegation to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016 consists of over 200 incredible good food movement leaders. Chefs, teachers, farmers, writers, gardeners, botanists, ranchers and more. Here’s a full list of delegates sorted by state.

USA Delegation to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016

Taste the Flavors of the USA

Experience the flavors of our diverse nation and meet the people who create them.

Try a taste...

Selling Cheese at Salone 2014The Market

Sept 22 to Sept 26, 10am to 7pm
Parco del Valentino

A meeting place for thousands of small-scale food producers from all over the world and hundreds of thousands of visitors. It is a showcase for the outstanding gastronomic diversity of all five continents, including the USA.

Join us at the Slow Food USA Booth (L040) daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm when you can taste special foods from all over the U.S. at our delegate pop-up. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday swing by our booth for a BYOB Aperitivo hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. We’ll have the snacks, you bring the fun!

Cocktail Workshop at Salone 2014Taste Workshops

These ticketed events are an opportunity to try unique food and drink from around the world while learning straight from producers and chefs how these flavors came to be.

Check out these flavors from the states:

Gin Time
September 22 at Noon
Bolaffi Auction House

Born in the USA: the true history of craft beer in America
September 23 at Noon
Eataly Torino - Sala Punt e Mes

Dogfish Head and Ballast Point: Coast to Coast
September 23 at 3pm
Eataly Torino - Sala Punt e Mes

Vermouth Renaissance
September 24 at 6pm
Bolaffi Auction House

Shrubs, Vinegars & More
September 25 at 3pm
Bolaffi Auction House

Master of Food - Beer? Yes, We CAN!
September 25 at 6pm
Eataly Torino - Sala Punt e Mes

In Old California: Beyond Cabernet & Chardonnay
September 26 at Noon
Piazetta Reale

For the full list of Taste Workshops, visit the official event website.

Korean Monks and Terra Madre delegate 2014Dinner Dates

Various times & locations.
The most innovative and passionate chefs in the world will prepare meals in spectacular venues. Find the full list on the official event website.


Hear the Voices of the USA

The good food movement has a special story to tell. Listen to local luminaries in discussion with their peers from across the globe.

Listen in...

Jow Maxwell on Slow Food Radio Conferences

All conferences will be held at the Teatro Carignano

Speakers of international fame will offer their take on the theme of the event, Loving the Earth, exploring links not only with economics and agriculture, but also with architecture, film, music, photography and more. Among the leading intellectuals and artists from the USA are:

They are Giants, but We are Millions
September 23, 2pm to 3:30pm
featuring
Marion Nestle leading expert in nutrition and food politics, professor and author of best selling books such as Food Politics (2002) and Soda Politics (2015)
Reserve tickets*

The Garden Revolution
September 24, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
featuring
Alice Waters chef, entrepreneur, activist vice-president of Slow Food International, pioneer of the organic food movement in the USA, and founder of The Edible Schoolyard Project.
Ronnie Finley artist, designer and guerrilla gardener. Subject of the documentary film Can you dig this? (2015)
Reserve tickets*

Can Agroecology Feed the World?
September 24, 11:00am to 12:30pm
featuring
Miguel Altieri professor of Agroecology at UC Berkeley, author of over 200 publications, including Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture
Richard McCarthy Executive Director of Slow Food USA
Reserve tickets*

Another World is Possible - And Necessary
September 26, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
featuring
Eric Holt-Giménez economist, agroecologist, professor, author and Executive Director of Food First, and organization focused on hunger, poverty and social justice.
Reserve tickets*

For the full list of Conferences, visit the official event website.

*Delegates may attend for free, subject to availability on the day of the Conference.

Conference Speakers at Terra Madre 2014Terra Madre Forums

Various times
All forums will be held at Torino Esposizioni
Meetings and discussions between Terra Madre delegates from more than 150 countries.

Where is Organic Agriculture Going?
September 23, 10:30am to 12:30pm in Sala Grigia
featuring
Marilyn Noble Slow Food State Governor for Colorado, advocate for sustainable livestock management and biodiversity, and cookbook author.
More info

10,000 Gardens in Africa: meeting between donors and organizers
September 23, 1:00pm to 3:30pm in Sala Viola
featuring
Laruen Howe Slow Gardens Program Director, Slow Food USA
More info

Earth Markets Meet Up
September 23, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Sala Blu
featuring
Dr. Beth Kunkel Chapter Leader, Slow Food Upstate, South Carolina
More info

Patented Seeds - From GMO’s to Cisgenetics
September 23, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Sala Gialla
featuring
Clayton Brascoupé Director, Traditional Native American Farmers Association
More info

Slow Meat: eating less, but better quality meat
September 24, 10:30am to 12:30pm in Sala Gialla
featuring
Megan Larmer Strategy and Community Engagement Director, Slow Food USA
Jody Osmund Farmer, educator and activist, Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
More info

Shortening the Value Chain
September 24, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Sala Griglia
featuring
Brian Ellis Farmer, Growing Power Chicago
More info

Our Sweet Enemy
September 24, 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Sala Viola
featuring
Denisa Livingston Community health advocate, Diné Community Advocacy Alliance
Dr. Marion Nestle Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
More info

Appreciating Rare Types of Cocoa and Coffee
September 25, 10:30pm to 12:30pm in Sala Griglia
featuring
Dr. Nat Bletter Ethnobotanist and cofounder of Madre Chocolate
More info

Feeding the Planet with Agroecology
September 25, 10:30pm to 12:30pm in Sala Viola
featuring
Sumayya Allen Permaculture Designer, Shades of Green Permaculture Design
More info

Rethinking School Canteens
September 25, 1:30pm to 3:30pm in Sala Viola
featuring
Toni Liquori Founder and Executive Director, School Food Focus
More info

See the full schedule of Terra Madre Forums on the official event website.
Terra Madre Forums are an opportunity for exchange between the delegates and are open to the public while seats last.

Indigenous Youth at Terra Madre 2014Indigenous Terra Madre Network

Various times
These workshops and presentations will be held in the Indigenous Space in Parco Valentino at the Po River
This meeting space is dedicated to indigenous peoples.

Discussing the Future of Indigenous Terra Madre and the Involvement of Slow Food
September 23, 10:30am to 1:00pm
featuring
Dr. Melissa Nelson President and CEO, The Cultural Conservancy
More info

Tools and Practices for Strengthening Leadership - Part 1
September 24, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
featuring
Clayton Brascoupé Director, Traditional Native American Farmers Association
More info

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
September 24, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
featuring
Clayton Brascoupé Director, Traditional Native American Farmers Association
More info

Local Food and Economics for Sustainable Development
September 25, 12:00pm to 2:00pm
featuring
Pati Martinson and Terrie Bachand Founders and Directors, Taos Community Economic Development Corp.
More info

The Commons: Pastoralism and Nomadism
September 25, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
featuring
Aretta Begay Director, Navajo Churro Sheep Presidium and Diné be´iiná
More info

See the full schedule of Indigenous Terra Madre Network programming on the official event website.


Get the latest event updates at the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Facebook page.

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