‘Knowledge and Flavours of the Italian Lands, 200 years after the birth of Pellegrino Artusi‘ is the theme of the 5th edition of the annual thematic festival dedicated to the promotion of fine Italian cuisine and agri-food products, promoted by the network of Embassies, Consular Offices, Italian Cultural Institutes and ICE Offices abroad.
This year’s edition goes back to the roots of our tradition, taking advantage of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Pellegrino Artusi, father of Italian home cooking, to propose a focus on the essential relationship that ties Italian gastronomic heritage to its territories of origin. The connection with Artusi adds value to the richness and variety of the culinary traditions of the Italian territories, as well as the healthiness and sustainability of the entire supply chain, characteristics that form the basis of the Mediterranean diet, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The project, conceived and coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, is developed within a working group that involves central institutions, local authorities, public and private entities, production chains and the academic and scientific world.
The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World 2020 is held from 23 to 29 November, in a new version that has been redesigned in the light of the global Covid-19 emergency, trialling hybrid modes both online and in person.
The initiative is part of the integrated promotion programme Vivere ALL’Italiana.