Casa Slow Food

Casa Slow Food is the association’s home base at Slow Fish 2019.

This is where Slow Food members can renew their memberships, become more active in the network, meet up, share stories, and catch up on the issues that they care about. They can also participate in educational activities and taste lots of wonderful food. Last but not least, they can meet fishing communities from all over the world and get to know their projects.

FISH ‘N TIPS EXHIBITION

At the Casa Slow Food you’ll find an interactive exhibition where our experts, students from the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Marine Biology department of the University of Genoa  guide you on a journey of the marine environment and its inhabitants, showing you the differences between industrial fishing and artisanal fishing.

Access to Fish ‘n Tips is open to all, including our youngest visitors. Inside, you’ll find lots of useful information to inform your purchases, learn more about the effect of climate change on the seas, understand the devastating impact of single-use plastics, and see how the sea has changed over the last 50 years.

Come play with us! And if you want to take a more active role in the fight for a better, cleaner, fairer future: Join Slow Food! There are lots of benefits reserved for our members, at Slow Fish and beyond.

THE CHEFS’ ALLIANCE KITCHEN: A SPACE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS AND TASTINGS

There’s lot to see and do at the Chefs’ Alliance Kitchen this year.

  • On Thursday and Friday morning, from 10.30 a.m. boys and girls from high schools find out how they can work with the sea. What does it mean to be a fisher? A fishmonger? A chef? What are the difficulties, and what are the joys?
  • On Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30 a.m. there are lessons for families. Together, we discover what types of fish are best for the environment and for our health.
  • At 1.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.*, you can take part in the lunches and dinners prepared by the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance. Their work is creative, informative, and delicious! They’ll present the products from the Slow Food Presidia and the Ark of Taste used in their menus.

*Lunchtime only on Sunday.

  • Every day, at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m., you can take part in the Taste Workshops (link), where you’ll learn more about the characteristics and benefits of different conservation methods, and discover the merits of rare breeds like the purple Gallipoli shrimp or Spezzini oysters.

THE NETWORK ROOM

At Casa Slow Food, the knots of the international Slow Fish net—fishers, cooks, academics, researchers and representatives of institutions—will discuss the state of marine resources, exchange knowledge on the issues affecting fish stocks and share good practices from the international Terra Madre network.

The participants will share their experiences, present their communities and tell us how they have created the conditions to work collectively towards a better future.

Casa Slow Food will be open from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.