Local Lessons from a Global Food Summit

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Families sample international cuisine at Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, held from Oct. 25-29 in Turin, Italy. Photo: Slow Food USA

Last month at the Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre world meeting of food communities, Slow Food USA and Slow Food International joined foodies, farmers and culinary artisans from around the globe to discuss issues affecting the future of sustainable food production.

Held in Turin, Italy, the event hosted around 1,000 exhibitors from 100 countries, displaying the extraordinary diversity of food from all continents. In addition to sharing some seriously awesome eats, the event aimed to unite the pleasure of taste with respect for those who produce it and the environment, Slow Food USA said.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Earth911 couldn’t help but wonder what this sustainable food summit could teach us about consciously sourcing our own holiday menus. So, just in time for the holiday, we broke down highlights from the event and provided a few tips to help you bring the slow food movement home.

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