Culinary visionary to talk about 'Slow Food'

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food Movement, is to speak at Oxford Brookes.

Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement, is to speak at Oxford Brookes University.

During his lecture he will talk about his life's work offering viable alternatives to the model of industrial-scale agriculture. Carlo's ideal model of food production is based on local links between producers and consumers.

His talk 'Terra Madre - Forging a New Global Network of Sustainable Food Communities' takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 6 May in the Main Lecture Theatre at the university's Gipsy Lane site and will be a rare opportunity to hear one of the true visionaries in the field of food.

Carlo formed Slow Food in 1989 to support local food traditions and celebrate our enjoyment of eating. With more than 100,000 members in 132 countries, it battles people's dwindling interest in the things they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

To book your place on this, the annual Martin Radcliffe Lecture, please contact Razia Nabi on 01865 483813 or email