The International Congress

Slow Food works around the world to protect food biodiversity, build links between producers and consumers, and raise awareness of some of the most pressing topics affecting our food system.

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Sichuan Cuisine Museum

The Sichuan Cuisine Museum lies to the west of Chengdu city in the ancient county town of Pixian. Long ago Pixian was recognized by the ancient traders to be a very important town of commerce, and trade along the old South Silk Road. Chengdu’s Sichuan Cuisine Museum displays and teaches […]

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Organic Farming in Southern Sichuan

Farmer Kim’s journey continues. Here is a video of her visit to Sun Wenxiang’s farm in Southern Sichuan. Sichuan is the province in southwest China where Chengdu (the capital) is located. 

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Pandas – Tibetan Quarter – Spices

Farmer Kim sees giant pandas and visits the spice market. Learn which spices are essential to Chinese cooking. Fun panda tidbit: “Unlike most other bears, pandas do not hibernate. When winter approaches, they head lower down their mountain homes to warmer temperatures, where they continue to chomp away on bamboo!” ~National […]

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World’s Oldest Irrigation System

The Dujiangyan Irrigation System is honored as the ‘Treasure of Sichuan’, which still plays a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms and providing water resources for more than 50 cities in the province. Dujiangyan is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world; and a wonder […]

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