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Milan PCG welcomes PH Delegation to the Salone del Gusto in Turin

The Philippine Delegation at the 11th Salone del Gusto Head of the Philippine Delegation to Salone del Gusto, Agriculture Undersecretary Evelyn Laviña (fourth from right) is joined by Vice Consul Flaureen Dacanay of Milan PCG (third from right) and Agricultural Attache Lupino Lazaro (second from right).

Milan, 23 September 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Milan attended the opening of “Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: loving the earth.” This Slow Food event, which runs from 22 to 26 September 2016 in Turin, Italy, is about preventing the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions.

Slow Food, a global grassroots organization founded in 1989, organizes events dedicated to food all over the world on a local, national and international level. Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is being held for the first time this year in the open--- across beautiful parks, squares, museums and along the banks of the Po River in Turin.

Slow Food has grown into a movement involving millions of people in over 160 countries, working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food believes food is tied to many other aspects of life, including culture, politics, agriculture and the environment.

The Philippine booth is found in the Asia and Oceania section, situated near the Borgo Medievale castle.

The Honorable Evelyn Laviña, Agriculture Undersecretary for Agribusiness and Marketing, heads the Philippine delegation and is joined by the Agricultural Attaché from Rome, Mr. Lupino Lazaro.

For its contribution to Salone del Gusto, the Philippines showcased unique products made from indigenous yield such as vinaigrette and salad dressings from cashew, mango, guava, coconut, sugar cane and calamansi essence; local dalandan and calamansi liqueur; Philippine coffee and sweets, garlic-based cooking wine named Imeldifique, and various vinegars such as spiced coconut and sugarcane. Also featured in the booth is the Adlay, the local grit rice, which is similar to the very popular quinoa.

Mr. Joseph Baldelomar of DA-AMAS explains to visitors the various Philippine products