Activities from the University of Gastronomic Sciences

The University of Gastronomic Sciences —a young, dynamic educational institution and an international hub for food studies—has played an active and creative role in shaping the Slow Fish program. The first port of call for visitors who want to find out more should be the UNISG stand at the Porto Antico, where visitors can hear about the university’s courses and programs.

Here you can also learn all about the UNISG activities at Slow Fish, which have been designed by the university’s lecturers, alumni and current students and are based around a range of different formats.

  • In the workshops, we’ll be trying to come up with concrete solutions for reducing single-use plastic in our daily lives, giving tips and information on the most common seafood frauds, going to ceviche school and offering ideas for unusual fish dishes and how to reduce food waste.
  • The talks will be based on research carried out by our students and will explore different examples of sustainable artisanal fishing. We’ll also be looking at other topics, like the problem of plastic in the seas, the damage caused by salmon farming in Chile, the contents of our plate at an all-you-can-eat buffet and much more.
  • Or join us for drinks with the producers, where UNISG students will be serving up innovative fish-based pairings while visitors can hear directly from fishers and other producers.
  • The Personal Fisher service gives you a chance to tour the Slow Fish Market with us, learning how to recognize good, clean and fair fish and chatting with the experts about all things fish. This is the perfect activity for anyone who wants to find out how to shop more sustainably and choose the best fish every time.
  • With the Walk n’ Eat tours, meanwhile, we’ll be heading into Genoa in the company of UNISG students to explore the city’s small shops, getting lost in its maze of caruggi and learning all about typical local products and specialties.
  • Sunday lunchtime is the moment for the by-now classic Eat-In at the Porto Antico, giving everyone a chance to take part in a good, clean and fair meal. The idea is simple: Everyone brings something, a bottle of wine or a dish, all to be tasted together with the delicacies prepared by our team of chefs.

09 May

other dates available
  • 16:00 - 17:30
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

Guided tours of Slow Fish where you’ll discover what’s on offer. Slow Fish is a big event and it can be difficult to navigate, especially if it’s your first time, so why not rely on the expertise of the students of UNISG to make the most of your visit? You’ll…

09 May

other dates available
  • 18:30 - 19:30
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

What better way to end a day at Slow Fish than a delicious aperitivo? Taste extraordinary foods and first-class drinks while their producers tell you about them in person. Come and discover the stories behind these unique producers to understand how they concoct such wonderful gastronomy. Each day there are…

10 May

other dates available
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

A guided tour with UNISG students through the gastronomic highlights of Genoa’s narrow, winding caruggi. We’ll bring small groups of visitors through the streets of the Ligurian capital to discover traditionally Genoan flavors and skills, visiting shops and artisans with over 200 years of history. From chocolate makers to patisseries,…

  • 14:30 - 15:30
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

Co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Commission and organized by the Italian network for vocational training, ENAIP NET. The Life Foster project aims to reduce waste in the hospitality sector and consists of actions to raise awareness of the problems related to food waste and environmental conservation. Free…

  • 17:00 - 18:00
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

Oceans and youth in a changing climate. The polar regions and ocean currents impact the climate on land enormously, and the younger generation must both raise awareness and take action. There are no excuses, we have no time: so what is Fridays for Future? Presented by the Slow Food convivium…

  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

Peru’s national dish, ceviche is ready to unseat sushi from its raw fish throne. The Peruvian raw fish are lime-marinated morsels flavored with coriander and other herbs and spices, and you can obtain excellent results by making it yourself at home. We learn the technique from Cristobal Velasquez, a student…

12 May

  • 12:30 - 15:00
  • Porto Antico-Piazza Falcone e Borsellino 
  • Unisg

To conclude the 9th edition of Slow Fish we couldn’t do it any other way but the traditional Eat-In, a big lunch where everyone brings a plate to share and celebrate! Meet up and cook together, or simply bring a bottle of wine: the students of UNISG will try to…