SlowMed, Mediterranean Diet Festival in Algarve, Portugal

Sep 1, 2015Cultural heritage promotion

SlowMed-festival-algarveThe international event organized in the frame of the project SlowMed – Food as Means of Dialogue in Mediterranean Context, co-funded by the ENPI CBC MED programme and sponsored by EXPO Milano 2015, will be held in Tavira, Algarve, a region in southern Portugal.

During the event – that will take place from the 4th to the 6th of September – the partner countries Italy, Egypt, Portugal, Palestine, Lebanon and Spain will celebrate the diversity and excellence of the Mediterranean diet and culture through various activities that will involve the Local Working Groups that in the past months have been working on the project. In particular, approximately 90 participants – including 24 chefs, 24 filmmakers, 6 nutritionists, 6 experts in communication and food and various other personalities interested in the subject – will debate, discuss, but also “compete”.

As a matter of fact, the rich program of activities, besides national culinary exhibitions, round tables, guided tours to discover the territory and gastronomy of Algarve and workshops for children, will also include a competition on Mediterranean Fusion Cuisine: 4 international teams of chefs with one member from each of the partner countries will compete with each other by offering dishes with typical features of their different Mediterranean cultures, by mixing different experiences and culinary traditions from their countries.

Moreover, each national team will present their own documentary, a short film produced in recent months as a result of a local research on their different culinary traditions.

The leitmotif of the event will always be the Mediterranean diet as means of dialogue between cultures, as well as of an healthy lifestyle and an element of collective memory and common tradition among Mediterranean countries, looking for strategies, best practices and trends for its promotion and development.

This festival, that will be held in the frame of the 3rd Fair of Mediterranean Diet, will assure the most visibility to the project.

To learn more, check out the detailed programme of the event.

To be always updated, follow SlowMed on the project website and on its Facebook page and Twitter account.

If you need further information, please contact the project coordinator Alberto Biondo:

EnpiIl progetto “Food as a means of dialogue in Mediterranean contexts – SlowMed”, coordinato dal Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci, ha un budget totale di 1.054.598,60 Euro, co-finanziato al 90% dall’Unione Europea (ENPI CBC MED Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme), attraverso l’European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.

Questa pubblicazione è stata realizzata con il supporto finanziario dell’Unione europea nell’ambito del Programma ENPI CBC Bacino del Mediterraneo. I contenuti riportati in questo documento ricadono sotto la responsabilità esclusiva del Centro per lo Sviluppo Creativo Danilo Dolci e in nessun caso sono da considerarsi espressione della posizione dell’Unione Europea o delle strutture di gestione del Programma.