Presentation of Slow Food. Storia di un’utopia possibile

with Gigi Padovani


This book tells an extraordinary story that has led to extraordinary results: most notably Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, which unites farmers and food producers from every corner of the world under the banner of caring about Mother Earth, biodiversity protection, human values and a sustainable future. It tells the story of the life and achievements of a visionary man, pragmatic, cosmopolitan, an agnostic gastronome, who with his team has managed to turn Slow Food into a global network active in 160 countries around the world.

It tells the story of the events and key players in a long revolution that culminated in the creation of the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo. Here gastronomes, chefs and master brewers, bakers and gelato-makers come from around the world to study at an institution that spreads a culture of food and environment inspired by the principles of Good, Clean and Fair with the support of Strategic Partners, representing an example of how to bring together the protection of good food and the contribution of the food industry. “Those who sow utopias harvest reality,” Carlo Petrini loves to say, and this book tells the story of a journey that in the name of great ideals has forever changed our way of understanding food.