Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Eat-In Held by Youth Food Movement at Terra Madre

Michelle Raye shares about getting involved at Terra Madre and an  article worth reading in Time magazine about the event, "The anticipation for Terra Madre and Salone Del Gusto was building since the day we arrived in Bra. As the weeks went on, all of the students at UNISG started to talk about the events that were about to unfold, and how they were going to be involved.  As “outsiders” we UNH girls were excited, but at the same time we didn’t really know what to expect. Talking to some of our new UNISG friends we were told about different workshops and events that would be happening that we should definitely attend and we were also offered the opportunity to volunteer at the Eat-In, which was being held on Saturday by the Youth Food Movement. 
             I was very excited to hear about this, as I had been looking for a way to get involved somehow. After two exhausting but fulfilling days exploring Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre, I was excited to wake up on Saturday morning, travel to Torino Lingotto, and volunteer with other students to make the eat-in a success. The eat-in was quite a success! There were over 200 attendees; from Terra Madre delegates, to students, to producers. There were also many prominent members of the media there including TIME magazine, and the Netherlands’ “delicious” magazine writers. I later found out that the event was also featured on the local channel 5 news.
             It felt great to be working hard with other students my age, some very talented chefs, and some very generous producers, to create such an inviting and joyous event. The eat-in was about food, yes, but it was about bringing different people from all over the world together to sit down and enjoy each other’s company.
            Here’s a link to the TIME magazine article featuring the eat-in, Terra Madre, and Salone Del Gusto. "
Thanks, Michelle!

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