Slow Food movement announced an earthquake relief campaign for the mountain village of Amatrice, which was flattened by an earthquake on Wednesday.
The village in central Italy is also home to the world-famous ‘amatriciana’ pasta sauce made of cured pork cheek, pecorino cheese, and tomato.
‘A Future for Amatrice’ campaign – launched by Slow Food in agreement with Amatrice Mayor Sergio Pirozzi – calls on restaurants around the world to put pasta all’amatriciana on their menu for a year, with two euros from every dish served to go to the quake relief fund.
The donations – with one euro coming from the restaurateur and one euro from the client for every amatriciana dish served – will go directly to the City of Amatrice, whose International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is IT 28 M 08327 73470 000000006000. Petrini will present the campaign in Copenhagen at a symposium with over 400 chefs from around the world.