taste workshop tasting

The Mariscadoras and the Atlantic Blue Crab

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Genova, Italy

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June 1st at 18:00 in your time zone


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A start-up run by five young women that focuses on the conscious consumption of invasive species: introducing the Mariscadoras of Blueat!

There are clear environmental and social values behind their objectives: to campaign for the rights of women, and the environment, through awareness-raising actions aimed at consumers regarding our food habits and invasive species. In this Taste Workshop the Mariscadoras will present their ambitious project to transform an environmental hazard—invasive species, of which a new variety is found in the Mediterranean every nine days—into a resource for coastal communities and to protect the Adriatic ecosystem. And we won’t just talk about invasive species: we’ll eat them too! In particular we’ll explore the Atlantic Blue Crab (Callinecteds sapidus), an oceanic species native to the Atlantic coast of the Americas which arrived in the Mediterranean around 15 years ago in ballast waters.

Its impact on the ecosystem in serious, as it has no natural predator in the Mediterranean, and roams the Adriatic causing damage to fisheries. But with Illaria Cappuccini of the Blueat team, it can be transformed from an invasive predator into a new delicacy.

We’ll taste

  • Bruschetta with blue crab mayonnaise
  • Pasta di Martino with blue crab sauce

Wines selected by the Wine Bank of Pollenzo to pair.

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, EN

Event location: 
Genova – Porto Antico - Sala Reale Mutua – Laboratori del Gusto, Reale Mutua Stand
Calata Falcone e Borsellino - Genova (Italy)
GPS: 44.4089431, 8.9274911

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