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Salone del Gusto

Listed under Festivals in Milan, Italy.

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Bring your stretchiest pants to Milan at the end of October for this celebration of Italy’s culinary glories. Buying food and eating it are the main occupations during this five-day festival, and regular meal times are not popular.

The Salone del Gusto Market is a network of interlocking lanes of market stalls, all enticingly named, beautifully laid out and in full compliance with the ‘Slow Food Manifesto’. Quality and taste are no longer the only criteria for the exhibitors; ethical production, fair trade principles and carbon footprints all matter here, and are now of just as much interest to tourists as to the professional visitors, who take the whole experience extremely seriously.

Workshops, talks and tasting lessons provide an educational aspect to balance the itineraries of potential binge-eaters.

The Slow Food manifesto is the principle at the heart of a number of festivals across Europe now, held at different times of year and focusing on various cultural and regional culinary themes.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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