Lucio Cavazzoni - Edizioni Ponte alle Grazie - 312 pagine - Euro 15,90
I semi di mille rivoluzioni
The story, told by Alce Nero President Lucio Cavazzoni, isn’t a single story but is instead a thousand different stories, which are constantly begun, changed and renewed. The stories speak of the land and its farmers, bakers and chefs, revolutions and labour, battles and defeats. The stories narrate the tales of centuries-old olive trees waiting to be embraced, of beehives waiting to be discovered, of sugarcane plantations waiting to be protected and of land, having been seized from the Mafia, waiting to be returned to the community. In other words, they talk about food: lovely, delicious and real food, just as all food should be. Thus, food embodies “the seeds of a thousand revolutions”, as it’s a messenger for the tales of the land they inhabit and of the men who cultivate them and, above all, food which is able to provide real nourishment. Through anecdotes, historical events, personal memories and encounters, Lucio Cavazzoni traces the path taken by Alce Nero and organic food tout court. “Organic”, as a term, refers not only to the approach taken in farming the land but also to one which defines a form of joint participation in changing the world.