In line with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer's "Another Agriculture is Possible", the flavors of Izmir, which will host the "Terra Madre" gastronomy fair under the leadership of the biggest food movement Slow Food, continue to meet the world. Speaking at the Italian Cuisine Week and Terra Madre Anadolu İzmir 2022 dinner, President Tunç Soyer said, “I am sure that even Italians will say they have never seen such a thing. I believe we will make a very successful Terra Madre. The dynamics of these lands are very rich,” he said.
Prepared to organize the international gastronomy fair Terra Madre Anadolu İzmir 2022 in September 2022, in line with the vision of Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer, which supports good, fair and clean food, “Another Agriculture is Possible”, Izmir continues to bring its local flavors to the world. Italian Cuisine Week and Terra Madre Anadolu İzmir 2022 dinner were held at İzmir Marina Nefes Restaurant in cooperation with the Italian Consulate and the Turkish Italian Chamber of Commerce. Tangör Tan explained the meal prepared by chef Paola Betti, a member of Slow Food federation in Italy. Chef Paola Betti said, “I was very heartily welcomed in Izmir. I can taste the atmosphere of change here,” he said. Tangör Tan, on the other hand, explained how they reached small producers while preparing the menu of the night.
Soyer: “The dynamics of these lands are very rich”
Stating that they were happy to be together on a very important night, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “It is a very enjoyable evening. Terra Madre, mother earth… Terra means earth, mother Madre. What a close, warm name for us. As İzmir, we will host the world's largest gastronomy fair under the name of Terra Madre. This is a very exciting step. We are looking forward. Be sure, even the Italians will say that they have never seen such a thing. I believe we will make a very successful Terra Madre. The dynamics of these lands are very rich. I have always had very close relations with Italians on the occasion of both Cittaslow and Terra Madre. There are more reasons that bring us together than the reasons that separate us from each other. We will build an extraordinary Terra Madre with the power of this wealth.”
Izmir is in the center of the Mediterranean
Valerio Giorgio, Consul General of Italy in Izmir, who gave information about Italian cuisine, said, “Izmir improves the work of farmers and artisans in the agri-food sector working for the protection of biodiversity. And İzmir will host for the first time in 2022, Terra Madre Anadolu, a great organization that will place itself in the center of the Mediterranean. Born in Turin in 2004, the Terra Madre network provides sound and visibility to farmers, fishermen, growers, processors, small producers kazanIt aims to raise awareness among producers and the public about how valuable their work is.”