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Turning traditional techniques into future innovations

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Stay in the heart of rural Tuscany in the wonderful hidden valley surrounding the beautiful Castello di Potentino.

 Spend a week working alongside world-renowned chefs including Christian Puglisi and Amanda Cohen learning ancient Etruscan food and farming practices. 

 Learn from international and local experts in food, farming, nutrition, history, social responsibility, archaeology and more on how we can apply traditional wisdoms in innovative ways to modern food systems.

Develop solid connections within an intimate and curated group of leading gastronomy figures.

 In our down time we'll also be sheep herding, olive picking, tree planting, cheese, wine and bread making with plenty of delicious food and drink along the way! 

DETAILS

Tour Price: 2,300€ based on couples sharing or individuals staying in same-sex accommodation

Single supplement: 400€

Deposit: 1,000€

Dates: November 3rd -10th, 2018

QUESTIONS ABOUT TICKETS?
If you have questions about any aspects of Terroir Tuscany please email: renee@terroirtalk.org


Program Itinerary

Itinerary is subject to change as more participants and activities are added.

Day 1: Saturday November 3rd - Arrival and Welcome

Welcome to Italy! We'll arrange transportation from Rome to Potentino throughout the day giving you time to settle into your accommodation once you arrive. In the evening we'll get to know each other with a welcome drink and group dinner followed by an evening of conversation around sustainable farming systems and the importance of terroir.

Hosts: Arlene Stein (Terroir founder), Charlotte Horton (Castello di Potentino), Lughan Carr (Chef, Potentino), Amanda Cohen (Chef, New York), Christian Puglisi (Chef, Copenhagen), Eric Archambeau, (Social entrepreneur and venture capitalist) 

DAY 2: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4TH - ETRUSCAN DAY

A day for celebrating and learning about Etruscan civilisation through its many historical, geographical and cultural touchpoints. Throughout this fast-paced day we'll explore the traditions, archaeology, foodstuffs, rituals, recipes and anthropology of the ancient civilisation which brought wine, sheep, olives and more from the Middle East to Italy. 

Hosts: Dr Helen Farr, (Archaeologist), Sarah Wolferstan (Olive Oil expert), Montalcino (local restaurant), charlotte horton (Castello di Potentino), Voula Halliday (Writer & chef, toronto)

Day 3: Monday November 5th - Wine Day

So much to say, taste, learn and produce! Today we'll be uncorking everything there is to know about Tuscan wines (clue: there's much more to it than Sangiovese!) as well as exploring the Potentino winery, the natural wine movement (from consumer and commercial perspectives), grappas and more.

Hosts: Charlotte Horton (Castello di Potentino), Emily Harman (VinaLupa), Eleanor Shannon (Wine Editor), Brid Torres (Chef, Ireland), Fabio Pracchia (wine Writer), Priscilla Occhipinti (grappa distiller)

Day 4: Tuesday November 6th - Olive Day

What do our health, diet and food patterns say about our wider cultural identity? Today is deep-dive exploration into all things health and diet related, through the lens of olive oil's production and relationship with Etruscan society. Come prepared to get your hands dirty and your mind expanded! 

hosts: Dr. Xand Van Tulleken (nutrition expert), Brid Torres (chef, ireland), Mario Morellini (Author & naturalist), Luigi Caricato (writer,  L’incanto dell’olio italiano), Giorgio Franci (Olive Oil Producer), Farrell Monaco (Editor, Tavola Mediterranea)

Day 5: Wednesday November 7th - Sheep Day

Yes, we're dedicating an entire day to the humble sheep! An animal which sustained Etruscan civilisation with their multi-faceted uses in farming, milking, grazing, using the fur of....and much more! Through a variety of tasks and talks we'll form our own connections with this incredible animal and find new ways to make use of everything it has to offer humans. 

hosts: Francesca Ruffaldi (sheep cheese producer), Lorenzo Messana (sheep cheese producer), Albert Ponzo (chef, canada), Clare Louise Frost (designer, potentino), Poul Lang Nielsen (farmer, copenhagen), Ruth Klahsen (sheeps milk producer), Trine Hahnemann (chef, copenhagen)

Day 6: Thursday November 8th - grain Day

Grains are vital to our survival on this earth and the ways we produce, farm, mill, flour and distribute them are key to how we evolve our food systems in the coming years. Join us as we explore century-old traditions alongside ideas for future innovations in a day dedicated to all of mother earth's treasures - big and small.

hosts: margo baldwin (Editor, Chelsea Green Publishing), Roberto Rossi (chef, seggiano), timothy mcilwain (food attorney, usa), Glenn Roberts (miller, south carolina), Luca Farinotti (restaurant owner, parma), Amanda Cohen (chef, New york), Trine Hahnemann (chef, copenhagen), Matylda Grzelak (restaurateur, poland), Adrian Klonowski (chef, poland)

Day 7: Friday November 9th - Feast Day

What a week! Our final day is a celebration of everything we've come together to produce, learn, share, make, eat, drink and create over the past seven days as we recap on lessons and learnings as well as ideas for future networks and growth areas.

hosts: arlene stein (founder, terroir), charlotte horton (castello di potentino), christian puglisi (chef, copenhagen), Fabio Borgoni (local butcher), Lughan Carr (chef, potentino), Amanda Cohen (chef, New york), Trine Hahnemann (chef, copenhagen), Matylda Grzelak (restaurateur, poland), Adrian Klonowski (chef, poland), Trine Hahnemann (chef, copenhagen), Brid Torres (Chef, Ireland), Voula Halliday (Writer & chef, toronto), Eric Archambeau, (Social entrepreneur and venture capitalist) 


International Hosts        

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Cristian F. Puglisi

 Chef & founder, Relæ, Manfreds, Bæstand Mirabelle, Denmark

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DR. Helen Farr

Lecturer in Archaeology,
University of Southampton, UK

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Brid Torrades

Chef,
Sligo Town, Ireland

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Albert Ponzo

Executive Chef, The Royal Hotel
Picton, Ontario, Canada

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Emily Harman

Founder of VinaLupa,
London, UK

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Trine Hahnemann

Danish foodwriter, chef & CEO of Hahnemanns Køkken, Denmark

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TIMOTHY J. MCILWAIN

Attorney at law,
USA

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Eric Archambeau

Eric Archambeau, Founding Partner of Astanor Ventures, USA

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Sarah Wolferstan

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Expert
UK

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Ruth KlaHsen

Cheesemaker,
Denmark

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Matylda Grzelak

Restaurant manager and researcher, Pädaste Manor, Estonia

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Farrell Monaco

Archaeologist, Baker, Food-Intaker,
California, USA

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Dr. Xand van Tulleken

Nutrition Expert,
London, UK

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Margo Baldwin

President & Publisher of Chelsea Green Publishing Company, UK

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Poul Lang Nielsen

Farmer
Funen, Denmark

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Amanda Cohen

Chef, Dirt Candy
New York, USA

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ADRIAN KLONOWSKI

Chef, Pädaste Manor
Estonia

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Voula HalLiday

Chef and writer
Toronto, Canada

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Glenn Roberts

Miller, Anson Mills,
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Luigi Caricato

Writer & journalist OOF International Magazine, Italy

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Luca Farinotti

Author & restaurant manager
Mentana 104, Parma, Italy

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Lorenzo Messana

Commercial Manager/Cheesemaker at Caseificio Murceti, Castell’Azzara, Italy

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Clare Louise Frost

Designer, 21st Century Design Line
Castello di Potentino, Italy

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Daniela Cattaneo Diaz

Founder and head of H+ and Hfilms
Italy

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Giorgio Franci

Olive Oil Manufacturer,
Montenero d’Orcia, Italy

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