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Food Heroes - Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World

Date:

11/15/2022


Food Heroes - Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World
 

November 15, 2022   |   5pm

On the occasion of the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington present the exhibition FOOD HEROES. The photographic display is dedicated to some regional emblematic and successful stories of virtuous personalities of the Italian food and wine scene.

From beekeepers in Friuli-Venezia Giulia to mussels farmers in Puglia, exploring the work of shepherds in Marche, winemaking in Liguria and Slow Food cuisine of Sicily, the images represent the Italian effort in food sustainability, craftsmanship and quality within their respective territories of origin.

After introductory remarks by Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, Slow Food USA representative Richard McCarthy will reveal the highlights of our exhibit, covering the Slow Food movement and other aspects connected to food sourcing. Authentic Italian Products Tasting to follow.

 

LOCATION

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whiteheaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

 

Registration

Click on button below for availability. Tickets may be released after cancellations. 

 COVID POLICY: Valid Photo ID with proof of full Covid vaccination OR Covid antigen test (24 hours prior to the event for non-vaccinated people) are required and must be provided to the guard at Embassy entrance.

Face masks are required while at the Embassy 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR EVENT START-TIME

A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Doors close at event start-time. Date subject to change. Duplicate registrations with same name, and from the same email, are not allowed.

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The Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World is an annual themed event, launched by the Directorate General for Country Promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in 2016 to promote Italy’s food production and gastronomic traditions abroad. The pillars of the initiative are sharing knowledge of regional food and wine and tourism itineraries, the rediscovery of villages through traditional food production, the promotion of the Mediterranean diet and its ingredients, raising the profile of products with protected and controlled designations of origin, and encouraging the internationalization of Italian cooking and hospitality training. The 2022 edition is held from November 14 to 20 and its guiding theme is “Conviviality, Sustainability and Innovation: the ingredients of Italian cuisine for people’s health and the protection of the planet.”

 

ABOUT RICHARD MCCARTHY

He is the co-founder of the Crescent City Farmers Market and its parent organization, Market Umbrella. For eighteen-years, he served as executive director, before taking the helm of Slow Food USA for six-years. He has been serving on the executive committee of Slow Food International since 2013 and a Slow Food member since 1998. A long-time advocate for urban-rural linkages, he co-founded Voice for Farmers Markets in the USA, the Farmers Market Coalition, as well as the World Farmers Market Coalition. In 2020, McCarthy joined other leaders in the public market field, most notably the HealthBridge Foundation in Canada and New York City’s Project for Public Spaces, to promote an ecosystems approach to public markets: Market Cities.

 

ABOUT SLOW FOOD

Slow Food is a non-profit organization that works to protect gastronomic, cultural and biological diversity. Through 600-plus projects known as Presidia it involves farmers, food artisans, herders, fishers and winegrowers in 70 countries who are safeguarding native breeds, local fruit and vegetable varieties and traditional breads, cheeses, cured meats and sweets, passing down production techniques and crafts through the generations, respecting the environment and preserving traditional rural landscapes, places and cultures. Another initiative, the Slow Food Cooks’ Alliance, connects producers and cooks to promote locally produced good, clean and fair food and defend local biodiversity.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

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Information

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Time: From 5:00 pm To 7:00 pm

Organized by : Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington

Entrance : Free


Location:

Embassy of Italy

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