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30 Years of Slow Food

Celebrate with us!

Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us.

Since its beginnings, Slow Food has grown into a global movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food.

This year marks 30 years since the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto and we are celebrating with a few exciting initiatives. 

Chapters, communities and individuals around the globe will host events on Terra Madre Day, December 10. Join us! Scroll down for inspiration and to add your event to the map.

On December 1, we’ll be releasing an e-booklet of recipes by a dozen of our favorite chefs, with favorites like Julia Turshen and Dan Barber among them. 

Throughout November and December, we’ll be highlighting Slow Food champions from diverse background and communities, to shed light on under-represented contributors and voices in the Slow Food movement.

Host a Terra Madre Day EVENT

So as not to forget the importance of our historic achievements, the 30 Years of the Slow Food campaign aims to tie together all the nodes of our network: Every community, chapter and activist that has contributed to defending good, clean and fair food will be thanked for having put into practice Slow Food’s values, and they will have the chance to celebrate being part of the movement in December.

Slow Food Leaders

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Slow Food Manifesto, we want to recognize leaders whose diverse voices and cultures have made a significant impact on our network. Tell us which leaders have most inspired you with their work to advance the Slow Food Movement. We plan to recognize approximately 30 leaders, both long-standing and emerging, with profiles on our website that showcase their contributions to Slow Food.