VI International Festival of Mediterranean Cuisine


Torino, Italy

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October 12th at 17:00 in your time zone

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VI International Festival of Mediterranean Cuisine

Today, as the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed to us, the development model of Western society opens its faults to disease, climate change and loss of biological and socio-economic resources. The Mediterranean diet in this sad context deserves to be increasingly considered as a political tool for a new socio-economic development model for the Mediterranean Region, given its new strategic dimension for agriculture, fisheries, environment, food security, nutrition, sustainable development, environmental risks and climate change.
In the tenth anniversary of its inscription on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage lists, the Mediterranean diet is increasingly questioning us about socio-economic, cultural and environmental responsibilities and common political action in this strategic region of the world. In order to start again from the Mediterranean – the epicentre of international disorder – and to rebuild a common future. For a new model of global society: for a reconciliation between the North and the South of Europe, the Mediterranean and the World. Because the Mediterranean Region represents the second biodiversity in the world only after the Amazon and a third of humanity’s food production comes from the Mediterranean.

Guests: president of the round table Carlo Petrini, president of Slow Food.

Moderators: Salvatore Alessandro Giannino, President Mediterran: our lifestyle and Abderrahmane Amajou, coordinator of the Slow Food International Emigrants project.

Wishing message by Elena Loewenthal; wishing message of the four monotheistic communities in the San Salvario district of Turin.

Speakers: Edouard Planche, Head of Culture Unit of the UNESCO Regional Office of Venice for Science and Culture in Europe, Cristiana Peano, Agronomist, UNESCO Chair of the University of Turin and Dario Padovan, sociologist, UNESCO Chair of the University of Turin.

Readings by EquiLibri d’Oriente and theatrical narration by Gabriele Vacis from Il pranzo di Babette

The International Festival of Mediterranean Cuisine is organized by Mediterran: our lifestyle and Slow Food International.


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Event languages: IT

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Torino, Circolo dei Lettori - Sala Grande
Via Bogino 9 - Torino (Italy)

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