PRLog - Dec. 4, 2009 - MAE RIM, Thailand -- Communities around the world are celebrating local and sustainable food this December 10, 2009 with Slow Food’s very first Terra Madre Day. This global day of action will be one of the largest collective celebrations of food diversity ever held, with more than 800 events organized in 100 countries around the world to protect, enjoy and promote food from small-scale farmers and producers.
Invitation to the Event
Slow Food has chosen to celebrate its first 20 years with Terra Madre Day in order to raise attention to the importance of “eating locally” and the right for all communities to maintain and build access to good, clean and fair food; agricultural and food biodiversity;
Celebrations are taking place on farms and in homes, in restaurants, schools and communities, in cities and in rural areas – all diverse and reflecting their unique location and food culture. From a rally against industrial food in Dhaka, Bangladesh to a gathering of farmers to build a native seed bank in Kenya; from a dinner under an elephant at the Toulouse Natural history museum in France to special school events in mountainous villages of Azerbaijan; and from a neighborhood potluck meal in Seattle, USA to a Mad-Hatter’s Tea-party in southern New Zealand.
The Prem Organic Cooking and Farming Academy and Krapood Restaurant are celebrating Terra Madre Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 10 December by gathering our community to share a carefully selected menu highlighting seasonal produce from the Prem Organic Farm.
The Prem Organic Cooking and Farming Academy teaches seasonal, traditional Thai cooking and farming to visitors to Thailand through one to four day immersion classes. Krapood Restaurant serves food that is local, seasonal and organic and supports local farmers.
Our Terra Madre Day celebration joins these hundreds of events around the world in an important symbolic moment, encouraging the work being done at the local level to build a sustainable, local food system and demonstrating the diversity of communities all around the world who are part of this global network striving for a better food future.
To browse the hundreds of events happening around the world on Terra Madre Day, visit the world map on the website: http://www.slowfood.com/
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that works to promote food that is good – a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet which links to our local culture, clean - produced with respect for environmental and human health, and fair –providing fair conditions for small producers and accessible prices for consumers. Since its founding 20 years ago with the signing of the Slow Food Manifesto in Paris in 1989, the association has grown to include over 100,000 members in 150 countries. The Terra Madre network was launched by Slow Food in 2004 and now counts more than 2,000 food communities, cooks, educators and youth.
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The Prem Organic Cooking and Farming Academy is a showcase and learning center for authentic Thai cooking and food-related tradition and culture, teaching farming, cooking, & cultural classes for professional chefs, families and travelers to Thailand.