Sunday, 20 August 2017

Slow Food Bulgaria Organises Balkan Culinary Forum   
1 June 2010 | The first of its kind regional forum, Terra Madre Balkans, will take place between July 16 and 18, in Sofia, and bring together participants from all over the Balkans for a series of culinary events.

Over 160 representatives from Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo, as well as Italy, will take part in the forum, whose programme envisions an exhibit of traditional foods in front of the University Botanical Garden in Sofia and a conference in Sofia University, on the theme of the protection of the Balkans’ traditional foods and the implementation of the European norms for the safety of food.

The main programme will also be accompanied by a series of events, such as the sampling of traditional foods, a carving demonstration on fruits and vegetables, yogurt tastings and a workshop on making bread for children.

The Terra Madre Balkans forum is jointly organised by the Convivia Association of Slow Food in Bulgaria, the country’s branch of the world organisation Slow Food. Its media partner is Bacchus Magazine.

Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 in Italy to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.
Today, the organisation boasts more than 100,000 members in 130 countries all over the globe, united in over 1,000 local structures (convivial).

The international Terra Madre network of Slow Food unites farmers, traditional food producers, scientists, chefs, teachers and young people who work together for the preservation of the diversity of the world’s taste and biological resources, as well as cultivating users’ tastes.



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