"Terra Madre is the way Slow Food has kept itself the international pioneer in food justice and good food, defending the power of the small against the big and embracing the new. If you haven't been to this extraordinary gathering you'll want to go to the next-and Carlo Petrini will inspire you to find your own way to lead food into the future."--Corby Kummer, Senior Editor, The Atlantic, and author of The Pleasures of Slow Food
"When the world's food traditions come together at Terra Madre, we catch a glimpse of what it would be like to exchange, learn, share and widen our lives in ways that are truly sustainable. In this fine manifesto, Carlo Petrini captures the essence of that world, and offers an agenda for change that is both necessary and deeply desirable."--Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing
"Timely, essential, and full of joy!"--Judy Wicks, founder of White Dog Cafe
Carlo Petrini, born in the small northern Italian town of Bra in 1949, is the founder and international president of the Slow Food movement, committed to the promotion of “good, clean and fair food.” The author of several books, he contributes regularly to Italian dailies and magazines on matters related to gastronomy and food politics. To write Terra Madre, he collaborated closely with Carlo Bogliotti, an editor of the Slowfood magazine and governor of the Slow Food Italy association.
This book is especially poorly and vaguely written and awkwardly translated so as to be a very difficult read.
"Terra Madre" by Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini is an inspirational book about the Terra Madre sustainable food community.
I think the true testament is I finished this book hardly remembering what I read not feeling like I learned very much.
This book is from a distinctly communist political worldview. Being a strong conservative, I was disappointed in the slant of the author, although I kind of expected as much... Read morePublished 21 months ago by MG
I have a strong interest in food and sustainability, and have read a fairly representative cross section of books on the subject. Read morePublished on June 21, 2012 by Joe MacBu
If you have any interest at all in the slow food movement, this book is a must-read. Carlo Petrini overviews the importance of Terra Madre and the slow food movement, a group of... Read morePublished on May 19, 2011 by Smart4
Carlo Petrini is the founder and president of the Slow Food movement. Slow food was created as an alternative to the 'fast food' movement that has overtaken our world. Read morePublished on March 25, 2011 by Sheri Fogarty
I have to warn you... I'm a Slow Food member, organic food fan, and curious about self-sufficiency, sustainability, and 'old methods' for growing/preserving food. Read morePublished on October 28, 2010 by Rachel Romano
Carlo Petrini has a very important message for the world and makes a series of striking points as he does so. One societal convention he points at is certified organic food. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by sneaky-sneaky
I love the idea of Terra Madre. Being in one of the U.S. hubs of locavorism and similar movements, it's easier for me to be able to utilize the concepts of the Slow Food... Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Lupa
Terra Madre is the latest in a wave of books focusing on the importance of having an environmentally sustainable food supply. Read morePublished on July 24, 2010 by ephemeral
Terra madre was established to change the way the food business is done. It has as a premise that the method we are currently using, big farms, big processors, big distribution,... Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by Brad B