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Coast to Coast: from catfish to invasive species

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Ponte Embriaco, 16128

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June 3rd at 15:30 in your time zone


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Invasive species occupy our ecosystems, expanding undisturbed and putting local flora and fauna at risk. They may arrive in the ballast waters of ocean-going vessels, be introduced deliberately by humans, or else arrive of their own intuition in the warming climate. Whether they’re crustaceans, invertebrates, fish or even algae, they’re an increasingly common problem in our seas, lakes and rivers.

These invasive species can also be transformed into a resource, once we establish that they’re perfectly edible and that consuming them can even be considered environmentally-friendly. That’s certainly the case with Wel’s catfish (Silurus glanis), a large fish originally found in the Danube but now widespread throughout Europe. Fishers and cooks are now actively exploring its culinary potential and encouraging consumers to appreciate its taste: such is the case at Dispensa Franciacorta, a modern osteria and wine bar on Lake Iseo.

We’ll taste

Daniele Provezza, chef at Dispensa Franciacorta, brings some preparations made with the meat of Wel’s catfish to Genoa. Following the Coast to Coast theme, there’ll also be a selection of production from the land around the lake, like citrus fruits, oil and, of course, wine.

Tickets for this event may be bought online until May 31. Any remaining tickets may be bought at the Event Reception in Genoa.

Slow Fish 2023 is organized by Slow Food and the Liguria Region, with the support of the City of Genoa. We’re in the Porto Antico of Genoa from June 1-4. Sign up to the Slow Food newsletter for the latest updates. #SlowFish2023


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Event languages: IT

Event location: 
Genova – Porto Antico - Sala Reale Mutua, Reale Mutua Stand
Piazza delle Feste - Ponte Embriaco (16128)
GPS: 44.4089431, 8.9274911

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