In Grottaglie (Taranto – Apulia), famous city of art, an original and creative project that stems from the desire to translate, in a territory of ancient tradition of ceramic art, the values of Slow Food: healthy food, defense of biodiversity, protection of typicality.
An original and creative project that stems from the desire to translate, in a territory of ancient tradition of ceramic art, the values that the Slow Food movement embodies and promotes internationally: the universal right to healthy food, the defense of biodiversity and ecosystems, defense of typicality. The encounter between traditions, languages, diversified local productions can, therefore, represent a great lever able to enhance the excellence of the territory.
There are many projects and initiatives planned that involve master potters with the collaboration of producers of the various sectors of the food and wine world. All this through a series of initiatives aimed at raising awareness among both consumers and institutions towards a greater awareness of a peculiarity that risks disappearing if not adequately supported through collaboration and promotion in a common vision of both ceramic artifacts and enogastronomic excellence.
Starting from this assumption, the Slow Food Community for the enhancement of ceramics of Grottaglie has involved several chefs of the Slow Food Alliance (Chef’sAlliance). The first international event will be held on December 6 in London at La Fromagerie with the chef Alessandro Grano.
For the occasion Chef Grano will create delicacies using typical Apulian products cooked in ceramics and paired with wines from our territory.
All served naturally in ceramic plates of grottagliese use.
“Preserve the history of our territory and spread the culture of local productions. – says Franco Peluso, Spokesman of the Slow Food Community for the enhancement of pottery use grottagliese – is essential to create the right economy for small producers thanks to a national and international diffusion of our project. The pottery of Grottaglie boasts a history of quality, which is not found in other contexts, thanks to the vastness of artifacts, each characterized by a specific use or destination.