Tasting Sicily will sponsor the Slow Food Mediterranean Conference, an event sponsored by Slow Food Anglia in collaboration with Slow Food Slow Food Malta and Sicily, it will be held in Valletta. The themes of the event will be those closest to the ethics of Slow Food, enhancement of good food, clean and fair. But the conference will also be the perfect opportunity to promote the first Slow Food Festival which will be held in the island this June. Two years ago, the small group of Slow Food Malta has developed the idea of organizing a festival of homemade food, which could bring the various Slow Food groups, based in Malta, in order to promote the excellence of the Mediterranean. So today the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta will host the Mediterranean Conference with debates and workshops of different  international guests as well as representatives of various Slow Food.

During the conference meeting participants will focus on two central themes of significant value: sustainable fishing with a particular focus on the local fishing industry and the importance of extra virgin olive oil. In the middle of the event there will be served a buffet lunch prepared by renowned chef Enzo Oliveri, Tasting Sicily-based products and other Slow Food Sicilia, including: sesame of Ispica, black pig of Nebrodi , pistachios from Bronte, antique Apples from Etna, and strawberries of Ribera. The will of the chef of Tasting Sicily, lunch sponsor, is to give luster to products of excellence like the ancient Sicilian grains, and to highlight several Slow Food Sicily. For this reason the Timilia grain will be used by the expert hands of Francesco Arena, known baker of Messina who works with yeast and ancient Sicilian grains, to prepare bruschetta that will be served with pâté and side dishes of Tasting Sicily.


Source: medNews