Hi everyone Slow Food Australia has selected me to be one of the delegates to attend Terra Madre 2010 (October 21-25) in Turin, Italy.

I feel extremely honored to be attending this event and I cannot wait to share all my experiences with everyone at my cooking classes, newsletter, blog and face book.

Terra Madre is held every two years, bringing together 5000 small-scale farmers and fishermen and 2000 teachers, academics and young people to share experiences and build Slow Food’s ‘good, clean and fair’ food network across the world. Its main aim is to ensure the recognition and presentation of taste and food diversity.

The five-day meeting will bring together food communities, cooks, academics, youth and musicians from all over the world, who are united in a desire to promote sustainable local food production in harmony with the environment while respecting knowledge handed down over the generations.

This year’s focus will be on cultural and linguistic diversities – in recognition of the need to defend minority ethnic groups and indigenous languages, and with an appreciation of the value of oral traditions and memory.

I will be posting updates and pictures after the event.

Today’s humble quote from one of my favourite Ancient Greek food writers Athenaus is:

Nature is the fundamental source of every technical skill.”