TURIN, Italy, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “Through gastronomy, the Piedmont region has fostered encounters and interaction between cultures from around the world. After all, when you come to Piedmont, you immediately feel attracted not only by an incredible gastronomic variety, but also by a real food culture. It is no coincidence that this is the only region that hosts a university entirely dedicated to gastronomy. With these words, Edward Mukiibi, President of Slow Food International, explains why he is proud of the collaboration with the Piedmont Region, which this year hosted the 14th edition of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, at the Parco Dora in Turin. Biodiversity, education and activism guided all the activities of the event, with more than 500 taste workshops, table meetings, conferences and meetings with philosophers, economists, activists, artists and researchers. Everyone spoke about the values associated with food today and the importance of knowing how to communicate them to the general public.
Terra Madre has grown in number and visibility over these 14 years, finding the right attention and sensitivity in Piedmont, the perfect destination, above all, for all gourmets. Piedmont is an ambassador of Italian food and wine culture in the world with a historic reputation, with products of undisputed quality: from chocolate to IGP hazelnuts, to rice grown in the largest rice fields in Europe, between Vercelli, Novara and Biella, and even the wide variety of artisan cheeses, with DOPs such as Castelmagno and Toma, Robiola di Roccaverano, Raschera, Murazzano, Ossolano and Gorgonzola.
Many of these territorial peculiarities were experienced by a group of four foreign journalists, two British, a German and a Belgian, invited to discover not only the gastronomic heritage, but also the cultural and architectural heritage of the region. The press tour, organized on the occasion of the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, was organized by VisitPiemonte, the internal company of the Piedmont Region and Unioncamere Piemonte, which deals with the promotion of tourism and gastronomy in the region. On the first day, the group visited the city center which will host the Nitto ATP Finals (2021-2025), including the main places of interest, the royal residences of the House of Savoy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site UNESCO, historic cafes and souvenir shops, the National Cinema Museum and the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of the city of Turin. After visiting Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the journalists traveled to the town of Vercelli, where a guide took them to visit the historic center and the main cultural and architectural sites. The last day was spent on Lake Maggiore, with a mini boat cruise on the Borromean Islands and the Gardens with a visit to Isola Bella.
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