Last Thursday a Food Community met at Cork Airport at 6.15am to catch a flight which would take them to the Lingotto Centre in Turin, Italy to participate in Terra Madre, a gathering of 6,500 people from 150 countries of the world.
This group consisted of a cheesemaker, salmon smoker (me!), a food writer, a farmers’ market stallholder, a distributor of fine foods, a couple of academics (who clearly enjoy food!), a charcuterie specialist or two, and a seed saver/farmer plus a representative of Bord Bia and the “leaders” from West Cork Leader Group
At Terra Madre, a logistical marvel, we broke up into various work groups where discussions and debates were held on many topics. Do have a look at the Terra Madre web site for images and details of an amazing few days. Needless to say, the food was brilliant, the wine great and the weather ideal- and we were NOT on holiday!
And we did return on Monday night, maybe not all but one quarter did!