Un Futuro Per Amatrice
In August 2016, central Italy was struck by a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake, killing hundreds and destroying remote historical hillside towns across the region. One of the towns most impacted, Amatrice, is the birthplace of the beloved culinary dish pasta all'amatriciana.
Carlo Petrini, the founder of Slow Food, has put out an appeal to support the people affected by this natural disaster and keep them in our thoughts as they begin the long and difficult process of rebuilding:
"With a symbolic dish of the gastronomic history of Amatrice, we hope to spread the values of solidarity and sharing all over the world, typical of the farming culture it was born from. Together with other voluntary initiatives springing up across Italy, we call out to restaurateurs all over the world to take action over the course of an entire year. In this way, we hope that attention will not wane, and will go beyond the emotional wave of the moment: we are overcoming the emergency and beginning reconstruction today."
Restaurants in NYC have joined the call to action. The following establishments have added Amatrice's namesake dish to their menu and will be donating a portion of the proceeds of each sale to restoration efforts. Please show your support by frequenting these restaurants, ordering this dish, and if you're social media savvy, share your meal with your friends by using #NYCforAmatrice
Are you a restaurant that wants to help?
- Add pasta all'amatriciana or another representative dish of the region to your menu
- Start sending donations to earthquake relief efforts through any of the below links
- Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add yourself to the NYC directory
Directly to the town of Amatrice (IBAN listed at the end of the article)
Don't forget to use the hashtag #NYCforAmatrice to help build momentum for this show of solidarity and sharing through food!