Fish-à-Porter, like at La Boqueria

One of the best things a market can offer is the freshness of its ingredients, especially when they are reworked as meals, like at La Boqueria in Barcelona, one of the most famous markets in the world. For the first time, this year at the Slow Fish Marketplace you can have a similar experience with 18 Fish-à-Porter events.

In the kitchen, set up among the market stalls, the stars of the Slow Fish network—chefs, fishermen, artisans, biologists—will be delving into diverse aspects of marine cuisine. Shopping tips, the stories behind dishes, preparation methods and waste avoidance. Even the fish heads have lots of culinary uses! Alternatively, let yourself be inspired on all the different ways to prepare mussels, learn which fish to choose for a soup and how to prepare freshwater fish in simple and tasty meals.

At the end of each lesson, you’ll be able to buy a ticket to taste, among other things: Moreno Cedroni’s “susci” prepared with the some of the lesser-appreciated fish of the Adriatic; delicious meatballs from affordable fish species; lots of different fish soups, like the court bouillon from Haiti; smoked Irish products and Norwegian bacalao. And what about jellyfish? We’ll bet you didn’t know all the ways they can be cooked and eaten, too!

A selection of TripleA labels distributed by the Velier (a 70-year old Genoese brand) will accompany each tasting.

Entrance to the lessons is free, while the tickets for tasting can be purchased at the Slow Fish Marketplace.

18 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

Trout out of freshwater

The La Trota restaurant was founded more than 50 years ago near the Santa Susanna river in Rivodutri. Since 1984, the two brothers Maurizio and Sandro Serva have continued their parents’ dream by turning La Trota into a Michelin two-star […]

18 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

Relyenong bangus: stuffed fish the Filipino way

Cris Esquivel, a professional cook and spokesman for the Filipino community in Genoa, has been living on the Ligurian coast with his family for many years. Here he will present his native culture that, despite being represented by one of […]

18 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

A kitchen with no waste: the fifth quarter of fish

Born and raised in the beautiful Argentinian land, Nando Fiorentini followed his heart and moved to Piedmont in the 2000s – to the town of Bra, home of Slow Food. Fisherman since adolescence, there he opened a fishery selling fresh […]

18 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

Fish tourism – Guardians of El Faro

“After the magic moment where my eyes opened to the sea, it was no longer possible to see, think and live as before”. These words from Jacques Yves Cousteau fit perfectly to the Pogetti brothers from the restaurant El Faro […]

19 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

Marseillais cuisine: from calanques to inland

We will discover the wonderds of Marseille and the surrounding region with the chef Michel Basaldella and Bernard Loury. After several experiences at some of the most renowned restaurants in the world, Michel—born in Switzerland and raised in Italy—now lives […]

19 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

The sea in a meatball

They are often mistakingly called “poorman’s fish”: fish once discarded or consumed only by fishermen during long trips. Normally we don’t buy them much because they are too bony, or because we don’t know how to prepare them. And yet, […]

20 May
Porto Antico-Mercato

Fish tourism – Sanremo red

Again this year, sea jewels from the Riviera dei Fiori arrive to Genoa—the red shrimps of Sanremo. Giuseppe di Gerlando, fisherman and owner of Ittiturismo Patrizia will be there to tell you all about the red mollusks and tasty squids. […]

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