Published on August 11th, 2013 | by melbournesalamifesta
A message from our patron.
Making salami is about family and so it is quite fitting to have the Melbourne Salami Festa patron Guy Grossi and his son Carlo Grossi discuss the salami making tradition and its relevance to society today.
Tradition is something that is still passed on from one generation to the next. It’s a way of understanding ourselves and our heritage better. A way of imparting knowledge and wisdom to our children and creating a shared sense of belonging.
There is a comfort in handmade foods. A sense of pride and satisfaction. Also a sense of purity in knowing where the ingredients have come from and how they’ve been treated from start to finish.
Particularly with small goods, it’s not only a family but a community experience. Something that the whole group has a role in and at completion is a real result of unity and preservation.
The Melbourne Salami Festa typifies all these values and participating is a way to truly celebrate and preserve this culture. It’s also a great way to reach the larger community and give people the opportunity to understand and be included. Importantly the experience is also very social and great fun.