Alicia Gironella

Alicia Gironella is a pillar of Mexico’s gastronomic society and has dozens of publications, documentaries, events and projects in her name dedicated to protecting Mexico’s culinary traditions and heritage. As a fervent supporter of the Slow Food movement and an outspoken activist on issues such food production and biodiversity, Gironella is now – at the age of 85 – taking part in Semillaton, a project to preserve native Mexican ingredients such as corn seeds. The seeds are placed in community banks to distribute among farmers in Sierra Tarahumara for cultivation to prevent local species from become extinct.