Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto
Status active
Genre gastronomy
Frequency biennially
Venue formerly Lingotto grounds, later city centre
Location(s) Turin
Country Italy
Inaugurated 1996

Organized by Slow Food, the Region of Piedmont and the City of Turin, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is an international gastronomy exhibition that takes places every two years in Turin, bringing together food producers and artistans from across the world. The event is composed of a large market and other activities including conferences, forums, workshops, tastings and cooking lessons.


Information board (2008 edition)
Stand of Montebore cheese (2016 edition)

The first edition of Salone del Gusto was in 1996,[1] at the Lingotto Fiere conference center. From 2004, a parallel event took place alongside, Terra Madre,[2] a gathering of Slow Food's food communities from around the globe, composed of people who produce, transform and distribute food according to principles of environmental sustainability and the maintenance of traditional knowledge.

From 2012 Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre were combined in a single event;[3] in 2016 the event's name reflects the primacy of Terra Madre, becoming Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, and will for the first time be held outside Lingotto, across several different locations in Turin's city center,[4] including: the Parco del Valentino, the Royal Palace of Turin, the Teatro Carignano, Eataly, around the streets and squares of the center, the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Museo Egizio.

The theme of the 2016 edition was "Loving the Earth" (in Italian Voler bene alla terra).[5]

See also


  1. Slow Food: The Case for Taste, page 16; Carlo Petrini, Columbia University Press, year 2004
  2. Slow Living, page 26; Wendy Parkins and Geoffrey Craig, Berg, year 2006
  3. Slow: Rallentare per vivere meglio, Sylvain Menétrey and Stéphane Szerman, EGEA spa, year 2013
  4. Salone del Gusto, gli espositori contenti a metà: “Bello ma troppo dispersivo” ; article of Cristina Insalaco and Noemi Penna on the 26-9-2016 issue of La Stampa
  5. Torino: Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016, la festa di Slow Food è itinerante, article of Luca Indemini on the 15-9-2016 issue of Corriere della Sera
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