Ark of Taste

The Ark of Taste is an online catalogue of foods at risk of disappearing that are a part of the cultures and traditions of the entire world.

The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet. Now 4,838 products from 80 countries are listed on the Slowfood International Ark of Taste.

Criteria for Inclusion


1) Nominations for inclusion on the Ark must be food products and may include: domestic species, wild species and processed products.
2) Products must be of distinctive quality in terms of taste. 'Taste quality' is defined in the context of local.
3) Products must be linked to a specific area, to the memory and identity of a group and to local traditional knowledge.
4) Products must be produced in limited quantities.
5) Products must be at risk of extinction.

Ark of Taste

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The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet.

The Ark of Taste is an online catalogue of foods at risk of disappearing that are a part of the cultures and traditions of the entire world. Now 4,838 products from 80 countries are listed on the Slowfood International Ark of Taste.


Criteria for Inclusion


Nominations for inclusion on the Ark must be food products and may include: domestic species, wild species and processed products.

Products must be of distinctive quality in terms of taste. 'Taste quality' is defined in the context of local traditions and uses.

Products must be at risk of extinction.
Products must be linked to a specific area, to the memory and identity of a group and to local traditional knowledge.
Products must be produced in limited quantities.