I have the pleasure of attending Terra Madre, and Salone del Gusto, an international Slow Food fair. Terra Madre is a worldwide network “made up of all those who wish to act to preserve, encourage, and support sustainable food production methods.” The meeting in Turin, Italy, will be comprised of over 5,000 members, including food communities, cooks, and academics.

My wife, Guadalupe (Lupe), was selected as a delegate by Slow Food Edmonton, in the Cook category, as she plays an important role in supporting the Slow Food movement through her position as Executive Sous Chef at the Shaw Conference Centre, a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. I am fortunate to attend as an observer at this otherwise closed event (Terra Madre). Our intention is to learn and to share what we learn with others. We will try for a daily blog post along with a few tweets when we can. Of course, there will be lots of photos on Flickr.

We will be there October 21 to 25. I’m going to be stopping in London, UK, for a visit to the University of Leicester on the way, and we will end our trip with a visit to Rome.


  1. Hey Tony, sounds great, your wife and I are on the same page. The conference here reminded me of the Non Profit BootCamp in SF 2006/07 talking about the Slow Food Marketplace back then.

    Consumers are demanding a higher better quality food.

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