Francesca Rocchi

Slow food guide for EVO, President PopOlio

Francesca was born in Venice and there she graduated in philosophy. She is a taster and journalist in the Slow Food Guide to Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a President of PopOlio, an Italian project dedicated to EVO culture. Since 2010 she has been a member of the National Council of Slow Food Italy, now she is President of Slow Food Rome. In 2014 she was elected Vice President of Slow Food Italy, now she is delegate for the school canteen program. She is an extra virgin olive oil judge in the Japanese Olive Oil Japan competition and in the International Australian Olive Oil Award, she is Italian panel leader of this award. She is a member of the organize committee of the International Symposium of Olive Oil of Health Department of Yale University. Since 2014 she is member of Action Aid partner board. She is also an educator in the field of food and wine for Slow Food and Εataly, with a focus on the olive cycle and on the potential of using EVO in the daily diet. She is an EVO teacher in Tu Chef School of Rome. She is Vice President of the scientific committee of Foodinsider, a national observatory on school canteens. She is the artistic director of the Mercato Mediterraneo of the Fiera di Roma, an event dedicated to the Mediterranean Diet and the relationship between peoples and communities of the Mediterranean Sea, and artistic director of Roma Baccalà, I loveFish and Pesce in Piazza, events where she has included a space totally dedicated to the culture of the EVO.

Topic: How Italy and slow food are educating from childhood the olive oil culture (nutrition and civilization)