Slow Food International


Slow Food, founded in 1989, is an international organisation whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenisation of modern fast food and life.

Through a variety of initiatives, it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It has 80,000 members in 100 countries. Its main offices, situated in Bra (Cuneo), a small town in southern Piedmont, employ about 100 people. They are the hub of a close-knit network of local grassroots offices in Italy and abroad, the so-called convivia, which promote the movement by staging events, debates and other initiatives. Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of their managers, collaborators and members, they provide continuous feedback to the central offices in Bra.

Slow Food also boasts a publishing company, Slow Food Editore, which specializes in tourism, food and wine. Its catalogue now contains about 40 titles and it also publishes Slow, 'a herald of taste and culture', in five languages: Italian, English, French, German and Spanish. Slow Food promotes scores of projects and activities and The Ark of Taste is a first step in this direction. The aim of this massive project is to identify and catalogue products, dishes and animals that are in danger of disappearing. The operational offshoots of the project are the so-called Slow Food Presidia, through which the Association provides economic support and a media back-up to groups and individuals pledged to saving an Ark product.


Tel: +39 (0) 172 419 611


Piazza XX Settembre, 5,
Via della Mendicità Istruita, 14,
Bra, Cuneo
Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 15:30
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 28 August, 2013 - 15:30

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