Third Terra Madre Balkans Coming in June

Croatia… From June 19 to 21, the Slow Food and Terra Madre Balkans network will converge on Dubrovnik for a gathering dedicated to small-scale producers and local foods… Two years have passed since the last meeting of the Slow Food and Terra Madre network. That important gathering gave producers, consumers and civil society organizations a chance to share and compare their experiences. During the last Terra Madre Balkans, held in … Continued

When Hygiene Constrains Quality

Macedonia… Producing safe food is sacrosanct, but when applied with no flexibility, hygiene regulations and packages can end up creating more damage for local products than benefits to food safety… All 15 of us struggle to fit inside Hristo Kostovski’s small butcher’s shop, as he explains to us the secrets of cured pork production in Kruševo, one of the highest towns in the Balkans. The sausage of the same name, … Continued