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Carlo Petrini

Carlo Petrini is the founder of Arcigola and has been the President of Slow Food since its inauguration in 1989. He has developed a new idea of gastronomy that looks to food as the result of cultural, historical, economic and environmental processes. He writes for L’Espresso and La Repubblica. His books include: Le ragioni del gusto (Laterza, 2001); Slow Food Revolution (Rizzoli, 2005), written with Gigi Padovani; Buono, pulito e giusto. Principi di nuova gastronomia (Einaudi, 2005). In 2003, Petrini received an honorary degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Naples. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary degree in Humane Letters (New Hampshire), and one in Agrarian Science and Technology in 2008 (Palermo). In 2004 he was designated ‘European Hero’ by Time Magazine. In 2008 he was selected by The Guardian to be the only Italian among the ‘fifty people who could save the world’.
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