What is the Altai Republic, and what will the Altai mountains—and the world—lose if the indigenous peoples of the region stop practicing their agricultural and gastronomic activities, and lose their traditional knowledge and skills?
Iuliia Fominykh knows how to preserve the qualities of the indigenous gastronomic culture of the Altai, and how to improve quality of life in their places of residence. She tells us how her daily work aims to promote the knowledge and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the mountains. Her cuisine is based not just on traditional techniques and products, but also on the spiritual traditions of local indigenous peoples.
As an indigenous chef and member of the Slow Food Cooks’ Alliance, Iuliia Fominykh is a spokesperson for the Slow Food Community for safeguarding gastronomic knowledge, local cultural and sustainable tourism in the Altai Republic, and President of the Nachalo association.
The Food Talks are new and freely accessible format of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto: ten minutes for our guests to explore their thoughts on the world we live in, and the future we want for it. The episode with Iuliia Fominykh will be released on November 25.
Event languages: IT, EN, RU