Terra Madre: Salone del Gusto 2018 is gearing up for its 12th edition, which will be held from September 20th to the 24th in Turin, Italy. This is one of the largest international food events, and over 5,000 delegates from 160 countries are expected, along with more tha n 800 exhibitors and 500 food communities from the Terra Madre network.
There will be several Spanish companies in attendance, including Queso Rey Silo and Formaggio Manchego Bio (cheese) and Conservas Ortiz (canned fish products), among others. In total, a delegation of 80 from Spain will participate in the event.
There will also be an International Market at the fair, which will feature two products from Spain: Jiloca saffron, known as “poor man’s gold,” and Sal de Añana, salt from Añana Valley in the Basque town of Álava. Within the market, there will be a special cooking area, and chef Pablo Viñas, representing Slow Food Compostela, will prepare a traditional Galician meat dish that visitors will be able to taste.
Other events with a Spanish flavor include a taste workshop called “Finding sustainable algae harvesting in Spain,” which highlights Mar de Ardora, a Galician company whose owners will talk about algae and their benefits. The founders, Alberto and Sergio, will offer a range of Galician algae, both canned and dehydrated, which can be prepared in many different ways. And in another workshop, Valencian chef Yelel Canas will showcase different types of gazpacho while talking about serving food that is healthy for people as well as for the community and environment as a whole.