Tue 18 September 2018 19:31 It might be your first time visiting Terra Madre Salone del Gusto and you are just getting a feel for the event, you might have missed the opportunity to book your preferred Taste Workshop, or maybe workshops weren’t ever in the budget. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is filled with opportunities to enjoy good, clean and fair food for no more than the price of the entrance ticket. Around Lingotto Both the International and Italian Markets will be at the heart of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, with hundreds of producers coming together from all over the world to present their specialties. Take a walk around and get to know the many faces of the Slow Food network, and if you time it right, to grab a taste of some of their products. Many stands will also be offering their own demonstrations and tasting dishes, some will even prepare special aperitifs! The #FoodforChange areas: Bees and Insects, Food and Health, Slow Meat, Slow Fish, Seeds will also be open to all, taking each visitor on an interactive journey to learn more about each of these pressing topics, supported by forums. At the Bees and Insects area, you can taste specialty honey from all corners of the world. Learn more about the many events happening within the #FoodforChange areas. The Piazza del Gelato Made possible by Turin’s own Alberto Marchetti, and Inalpi, the Piazza del Gelato will host international gelato makers every day, at 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30,19:00, 20:30. They invite visitors to learn more about their craft and specialties while grabbing a taste of some incredible flavors. For the full program of activities at the Piazza del Gelato, click here. The Terra Madre Arena A center to amplify the voice of indigenous peoples, migrants, and Slow Food’s youth. Here you will find many forums highlighting the strengths and stories of individuals from these groups. A few of the highlights include a screening of the film Mopampa:por ti, telling the story of the women behind the Slow Food Presidium Tlaola Serrano Chili Pepper, and how they found economic freedom and reduced domestic violence through this community; Indigenous Chefs: Why They Are the Key players to the Food System: a forum exploring how chefs can promote their native territories and cultures; Libera Terra: the farmers managing land confiscated by Italy’s mafias speak out, and the effort to wipe out Caporalato, a modern form of slavery in agriculture. The Slow Food Youth Network will also provide a number of events open to all. Every morning, they will greet the day with a yoga session, free for all. To start off Terra Madre Salone del Gusto they have organized a tasting, featuring beers made from foraged ingredients. Some other highlights in their program during the 5 days of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto include the SFYN World Café: a place for youth from all backgrounds to come together and discuss some important topics affecting our food systems; Rural Youth Networks: an opportunity for young rural members to gather and share experiences; Feeding our cities: a look at urban growing initiatives ; And to conclude Terra Madre, a Cocktail Workshop! The Forums and other special events: All forums and conferences are free to attend, however, keep in mind that spots are limited, and priority is given to Terra Madre Delegates. See the full list of forums here. At Lingotto, there will be a special projection of Burkinabè Bounty, with a presentation by director Iara Lee, in Sala Rossa, Sunday, September 23, at 18:00. This film focuses on how agroecology in Burkina Faso is reappropriating its land and intends to defend its traditions against the intrusion of the agri-food industry. Other film projections, organized by Regione Piemonte, will take place in Piazza Castello. La Terra Buona, which focuses on the Val Grande, one of northern Italy’s spectacular alpine national parks, will be presented by director Emanuele Caruso. There will also be El Lugar de las Fresas presented by Director Maite Vitoria Daneris, sharing the story of Lina, who cultivates vegetables and fruit in San Mauro and brings them every day to the Porta Palazzo market in Turin. Regione Piemonte will also provide a picnic tasting of Piedmontese products every day of Salone del Gusto at 18:00 in Piazza Castello. There is something for everyone at Terra Madre Salone del Gusto. Be sure to keep an eye on the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Facebook event and follow Slow Food International on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on all the happenings on site [including last minute offers]!