Join Us At AsiO Gusto 2013: Asia's first slow food festival


AsiO Gusto

This week Asia gets it's very own Slow Food festival and it's right here in South Korea.  AsiO Gusto is a massive undertaking for a continent which is just beginning to enter this global conversation.  Certainly, Asia has been filled with slow foods forever, but they have not minted themselves into the Slow Food movement, which started in Italy, until now.

We first heard about the festival via an online call-for-contestants for a Foreigner Cooking Competition happening during the event.  As big fans of the Slow Food movement in generally, our interest was immediately peaked and when we were ask to participate in the WWOOF  booth we jumped at the chance to get involved.  In addition to working with WWOOF, our Korean Falafel recipe will also be served at a special luncheon on Thursday.  It's going to be great fun.

Even though we aren't sure what to expect from the event, we are very excited to be a part of it.  This is a big moment for South Korea as they move to enter into the global food conversation and bringing a Slow Food festival to Asia is an important step forward.  On a personal level, this event will give us a chance to connect with people passionate about Asian Slow Food, something that can be hard to do from our countryside apartment and limited Korean speaking abilities.

In fact, we are super excited about the fact we will also be attending a Slow Food Iran Taste Workshop and another on local bees.  (Ever since come across Urban Bees Seoul we've been wanting to know more.) You can check all of the Asio Gusto Taste Workshops here.  If you love food, you will find something you like on the list.

In addition to the workshops, the conference seminars look pretty amazing:
(List taken directly from website for your convenience.)
 If it were possible we would go to every single one of these - but alas - we can't be in two places at once.

So, if you are inclined, will be able to find us at the WWOOF booth talking about food sustainability, buying local, and fusion cuisine on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm.  During that time we will be demonstrating recipes as well.  There might even be samples if you time it just right.


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