Who said that reading is not as tasty as eating? For the sixth consecutive year Montecatini Terme (Pistoia) celebrates the perfect link between food and culture with Food&Book, the event hosted in the evocative Terme Tettuccio and organised by Carlo Ottaviano and Sergio Auricchio.
Guests expected at this fifth edition include Alfonso Iaccarino, the great maestro of Italian haute cuisine, Professor Franco Cardini, in the twin role of historian and gourmet expert, and the former magistrate Gian Carlo Caselli, head of the Monitoring Centre on criminality in the agribusiness sector, who presents C’è del marcio nel piatto [Piemme Edizioni, pp. 216 € 17.50], his book on illegal supply chains.
Amongst the many meetings and workshops there is also a course on journalism, diet and fake news, run by EACI – the European Association on Consumer Information – and the national meeting of ANP (the National Association of Public and Senior School Managers), with the participation of the minister of Farming, Food, Forests and Tourism, Gian Marco Centinaio.
Then there is an event to celebrate the twenty years of Eat Parade, the historic Tg2 television programme, the exceptional night-time opening of the MO.C.A. art gallery in the City Hall for the guided tour of the exhibition on urban art, Geniale. Gli invasori dell’arte and the presentation of the Slow Wine 2019 guide, followed by a large tasting session with over 1,000 different wines and 500 producers from every region of Italy.
During the festival, the Sala Scritture at Tettuccio Terme houses a bookshop open from 10am to 6.30pm
Bringing together food and wine, books and movement there is a literary walk and the waiter's race, a race down to the last dish between professional waiters and the students of catering schools. Finally the villaggio junior is an area for little ones with many creative workshops and book readings that are acted out for youngsters aged five to ten.
Bologna, grape harvest time at Fico
Treading the grapes barefoot, literary strolls between rows of vines and tasting of doc wines. A September flavoured by wine in the food park planned by Eataly
Turin for food lovers with the Salone del Gusto
From 20 to 24 September, the Slow Food event focussing on good, fine and genuine food. Gourmet initiatives and itineraries throughout Piedmont