In our headlong rush towards development at any cost, we have lost so much traditional knowledge regarding taste, nutrition, biodiversity and agriculture. The art of eco-gastronomy can help to restore this wisdom.

IN 1996, I HAPPENED to be travelling, as I often do, along the highway that links Cuneo with Asti, passing via Bra, the small provincial town where I live and where the international movement Slow Food is based. Southern Piedmont has always been an agricultural region, but more recently the area has seen the introduction of small industries and the emergence of burgeoning international ...


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