Talking about food means sharing stories of the thousands of relations that food generates; relations with distant countries, with new homes, and with people encountered along the way.
Based on the globally-recognized method of the Human Library and on the experience of the Slow Food migrant communities in Italy, “Food tales” initiatives with migrant communities were organized in Italy and Sweden. The growing number of refugees and immigrants in European countries makes it necessary to launch activities that help to create a climate of trust based on mutual understanding that allows people of all backgrounds to appreciate each other’s cultures, histories, and traditions.
Sitting face to face, migrants and other citizens have the chance to talk about their culinary traditions and life experiences without barriers. By addressing the issues of migration, identity, and multiculturalism, this unique meeting will promote a greater understanding of diversity and social cohesion.