Salone del Gusto, first held in 1996, is one of the world’s most important events dedicated to artisan and small-scale food and wine producers, as well as a forum of exchange for producers and consumers from around the world. The last edition, held at the Lingotto exhibition center in Turin in October 2014, attracted 220,000 visitors from over 60 countries, saw the participation of 3,000 Terra Madre delegates from around 160 countries, and featured a large market with 1,200 exhibitors from 100 countries, including 300 Slow Food Presidia producers and 400 Terra Madre food communities.
The global Terra Madre network of food communities helps in the fight against the mass industrialisation of what we eat every day, and the standardisation of food cultures. It brings together small-scale farmers, breeders, fishers, artisans, cooks, academics consumers and youth groups from across the globe. We have taken Scottish producers, farmers and crofters to meet with their counterparts from 150 countries at the bi-annual Terra Madre gatherings in Italy.