The press conference to present the event was held this morning at the Cilentomania info point of the Archaeological Zone DMed – Mediterranean Diet Fair program May 26-29 at the Ex Tabacchificio exhibition center in Cafasso a Capaccio Paestum.
They intervened Francesco Alfierimayor of Capaccio Paestum, Stefano Pisanimayor of Pollica, ciro romano the CNR (National Research Council), Valerio CalabreseDirector of the Living Museum of the Mediterranean Diet, Sara RoversiPresident of the Future Food Institute and Secretary of the Center for Mediterranean Food Studies “Angelo Vassallo” ed Emilio FerraraPresident of Edamus.
This event aims to spread the legacy of the “Mediterranean Diet” as way of life And territorial development healthy and sustainable, raising awareness among operators in the sector and highlighting the many players in the scientific, institutional and private world who have been working for years for its protection and enhancement embrace all aspects, from the cultural dimension to the improvement of supply chains which, through the virtuous agricultural practices and the protection of native biodiversity concretely represent some of the fundamental pillars.
As explained, the Mediterranean diet is not only an accepted way of life intangible heritage of the humanity ofUnescoof which Cilento con Pollica is the emblematic Italian community but an extraordinary tool to treat future challenges of the planet that combines environmental sustainability, social inclusion and technological innovation. A very rich and diversified heritage of gastronomic recipes and traditions from different countries, where food is also the first factor of friendliness and well-being: healthy agriculture, which places respect for the environment at the center, is also linked to Memory to be together in the moments of sowing, tending, harvesting and transforming the products of the earth. Over time, customs, habits, behaviors from preparing to sharing meals have been consolidated around the typicality and gastronomic specialties of rural Mediterranean cuisine, which have today become elements of identity and economic value for Made in Italy.
Entry will be free for all visitors, to whom, after the first day devoted to scientific and institutional, from May 27 will be animations and commented tastings offeredmoments of meeting with companies, masterclasses for examplehow to cook with the possibility of buying their products locally. Food companies will present to operators and consumers the latest news in the sector and the many excellences of agricultural, agri-food and wine production from southern Italy that will find an exclusive showcase here. To illustrate the specificities of the products will be qualified cooks who will prepare unique dishes for you with live cooking. Finally, they will be set up demonstration areas for the presentation of special projects and the arenas that will host “Mediterranean Conversations”, scientific sessions, training workshops and technological innovation performances will serve as an incubator for in-depth studies on Food (Agrifood), Culture (Unesco heritage), Well-being (social, biomedical and nutritional aspects). the May 26 and 27 give him 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will take place a Hackathon organized by the Future Food Institute in collaboration with the Center for the Study of the Mediterranean Diet which, together with the green community MIUR, is active in the school regeneration plan with the support of Coldiretti Campania which will involve students from hotel, tourism, sports and agricultural where children will create new ideas to concretely interpret the Mediterranean diet and spread it to new generations as a healthy and sustainable way of life. The awards ceremony for the winning projects will take place in the presence of the Ambassador Antonio ParentiHead of the European Commission Representation in Italy and local institutions.