The international Slow Food movement is well known for promoting and protecting the world’s unique and traditional foods, and the people (farmers, fishermen, and artisan producers) who grow them or bring them to market. A World of Presidia celebrates the diversity and quality of real food and the human culture that surrounds it. The book features detailed descriptions and gorgeous color photographs of sixty-five exceptional products in thirty different countries, each identified with a particular region of the world and a traditional way of farming and living. Presidia projects offer a safe haven for a wide range of local and traditional products, from the Araucana or "blue egg chicken" of Chile, to Ireland’s wild smoked salmon, to the golden oil of Morocco’s argan tree, whose cultivation is helping to keep the Sahara Desert at bay. Each of these products is valuable in and of itself and worth preserving as part of our collective food heritage.