FOOD IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

Before Farms & Markets, Our Food Came from the Wild.

WHAT IS IT?

The Local Wild Food Challenge is…

A Culinary Competition in which you must forage, hunt, gather, farm and trade
for the ingredients of the dish you enter.

Dishes may be hot, cold, liquid, frozen, raw, marinated, smoked, seared, preserve. ANYTHING!
All entries are anonymous to our judging panel. NO PRESSURE.

A global grassroots organization with members in 150 countries who are linking the pleasure of food with a commitment to their community and the environment.

“To defend biodiversity, we must know it, and to know it, we must explore.
We must let curiosity, exploration and the pleasure of discovery guide us.

Local Wild Food Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for discussion and knowledge.

~ Carlo Petrini,
Founder | Slow Food International

2017 PROGRAM & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY MAY 12

16.00
Belvedere Garden. Verduno.
Open lesson with  Bill Manson

18:30
Aperitif (wild mixology)

19.30
A Wild Food Dinner To Celebrate the Open of Local Wild Food Challenge

Artisan Chefs featuring Local Wild Foods.
A creative collaboration between Alessandra Buglioni di Monale of Castello di Verduno and Guest Chef Alice Delcourt of  www.erbabrusca.it | Milan

60 Seats Availble
40 euro | includes wine

Reservations
info@realcastello.com
0172 470125

SATURDAY MAY 13

DAY OF LOCAL WILD FOOD CHALLENGE

12.00
PIC THE FOOD AND NIC THE WINE
Garden lunch in partnership with chefs & friends of LWFC and wine from local producers. The pic-nic offers 1 course with side and dessert for 10€, drink 5€.

12.30 pm to 19.00
Educational booths in the Castle Garden:

• Banquet of vegetable by Casa Rotta: biodiversity and sustainable agriculture
• Pasta mother – Bakers – Langa Bread Project and ancient grains
• Natural wines
• Cheese and how to make yogurt
• Vinegar

15.00 – 17.00
Educational Workshops  |  8-10€

• Nutrition for children
• Collection & use of wild herbs
• “Stories of yeast” wines and beers and breads

17.30 to 19.00
Wild Mixology and live music

SUNDAY MAY 14

Starting in the Morning.
Verduno Square Great Peasant Market

10.30
Municipal Library of Verduno Children’s labs

12.30
Picnic on the lawn, in the Garden of the Castle by
“Friends of the Wild Restaurant”.
Choose the wildest sandwich you like!
Food, Wine and Rock ‘n Roll!

17.30
Garden of the Castle Wild Mixology with Marco Vidili: craft cocktails, roots and wild herbs.

All Afternoon…
Live music with Paolo Paganelli

“Let’s go Wild!”

REGISTER TO COMPETE or TRAVEL WITH US

JOIN OUR ADVENTURE FOR  A DAY OR FOR A WEEK  or  REGISTER TO COMPETE

WILD ADVENTURES
8 Days & 7 Nights

THE CHALLENGE
Register to Compete

WILD ADVENTURES
5 Days & 4 Nights

HOW DOES IT WORK?

SOURCE

1. SOURCE

Get out into your natural environment!

Dive, Walk, Climb, Fish, Forage, Hunt,Barter, Gather.

More Effort = More Points.

HARVEST

2. HARVEST

Beach, Bush, Mountain, River, Forest, Ocean, Lake. Your Garden or Someone Else’s

More Local Ingredients = More Points

PREPARE

3. PREPARE

Shuck, Slice, Marinate,Chop, Smoke, Bake, Ferment, Pickle, Distill, Brew.Bring Most of Your Dish Prepared in Advance.
ENTER

4. ENTER

Write a Story About Your Dish. What happened on your Culinary Adventure? Ingredients? Inspiration?

Fill Out Registration Form. Eat, Drink & Have Fun!

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

EFFORT

1. EFFORT

Tell us the story of your efforts to gather and prepare your dish. From picking edible wild flowers to hunting wild boar. From fermenting feral apples to curing wild fish. These kinds of efforts can be equally valuable in the judges scoring.

TASTE

2. TASTE

Taste is subjective. Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, your flavors can be as simple or complex as you like.

INGREDIENTS

3. INGREDIENTS

The ingredients you use can be from the wild, a friend or a neighbor. The more wild and locally grown ingredients the better. We encourage people to connect with each other across the community to source as wide a variety of ingredients as possible.

PRESENTATION

4. PRESENTATION

From plates, platters, glasses and mugs, to a slab of wood, a piece of stone, shells, bottles, bowls – anything goes. Get creative and have fun with your entry. You can present your entry any way you like.

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Our sincere thanks and gratitude to the organizations and individuals who are supporting us.

2017-18 CALENDAR OF EVENTS & TRAVEL DESTINATIONS

The Local Wild Food Challenge will organize some 4000 competitors and enthusiasts to travel, explore,

learn, hunt, gather, fish and forage wild food at 9 events in 5 countries. Join Us!

FOOD IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

CONTACT

FOR EVENT INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

info@realcastello.com
0172 470125

www.facebook.com/localwildfoodchallenge/

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USA CONTACT & INFORMATION | TRAVEL REGISTRATION

Robert Morrison
508 308 9332
robert@localwildfoodchallengeverduno.com

PO Box 739
Chilmark, Massachusetts 02535

Local Wild Food Challenge | Verduno Italy | 2017