Great partnerships for the US edition of the Italian Cuisine Week, which opens on Monday 16 November at the Embassy of Italy in Washington with the “Med Diet Talks”, a series of round tables on the Mediterranean Diet, on the tenth anniversary of its recognition by Unesco as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Among the most important events there is also an event on the relationship between digital, food, cuisine and the general public, promoted in collaboration with Netflix. Also this year the Italian Cuisine Week, which will have a focus on “The knowledge and flavors of Italian lands, 200 years after the birth of Pellegrino Artusi”, includes dozens of events organized by the Embassy in Washington in collaboration with the network of Consulates in Boston , Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco, as well as with the ICE and ENIT offices in the United States.

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“The objective of the Italian Cuisine Week is the integrated promotion of quality Italian cuisine and our authentic agri-food products”, declared the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio. “The focus is on the food and wine traditions of our territories and the enhancement of Made in Italy products, in line with the priorities outlined by the Pact for Export.

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Armando Varricchio, Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Usa

We aim to grow our agri-food sector, – continued Varricchio – a sector that in the United States, despite the excellent results in terms of exports in 2019 ($ 5.4 billion, + 9.4%).”

The relationship between culinary tradition and communication will be the subject of the webinar organized by the Embassy in collaboration with Netflix, which will be attended by Celebrity Chef Massimo Bottura and David Gelb of the series “Chef’s Table” and Phil Rosenthal of “Somebody Feed Phil”, in a moderate virtual conversation of the chef, journalist and author Tamar Adler, winner of the prestigious James Beard Award.

Numerous initiatives promoted by the network diplomatic, with the virtual participation of starred Italian chefs, including Carlo Cracco and Cristina Bowerman. The event, organized in collaboration with the ICE office in New York, foresees the participation of chefs Cesare Casella and Katia Delogu who will stream local recipes with quality Italian products for the benefit of a selected group of “food enthusiasts”.

The fifth Italian Cuisine Week was celebrated by italian Embassies all over the world. Here you can find an article about the celebration in Tunisia.