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Italian Food Festival



Italian Food Festival

Permanent Mission of Italy

to the United Nations

December 7-11, 2015

Five days to celebrate the best of Italian cuisine at the UN Headquarters on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Italy’s entry into the United Nations

The Italian Food Festival is entirely devoted to Italian food and wines of the highest quality. It is launched by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, taking place from the 7th to the 11th of December in the Delegates Dining Room of the UN Headquarters.

It will be an occasion to promote the best of Italian food production in the year that marks the 60th Anniversary of Italy’s joining the United Nations.

The Italian Food Festival will feature a detailed presentation of food and wines through very high quality offerings of 5 well-known Italian chefs (among which primarily Filippo La Mantia from Sicily, then Sonia Balacchi and Michele Biagiola). These chefs were chosen by Italia di Gusto - a franchise selling the best gourmet food products Italy can offer - which was designated by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN to organize the event. During the five-day Festival, delegates, guests and members of the press will have the opportunity to taste and enjoy food and wines that represent the highest level of Italian culinary culture of the different Regions of Italy - the result of centuries-old traditions and customs, handed down from one generation to the other.

Indeed Italy’s culinary culture, epitomized by the Mediterranean diet, based on healthy and well-balanced food, was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. It is an appropriate fit for the UN Goals of healthy and sustainable nourishment, as announced in the Charter of Milan, which was presented to the UN Secretary-General during EXPO Milano 2015 on the occasion of World Food Day.

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Representatives of the media who need more info of want to meet the chefs, can reach the Spokesperson of the Mission of Italy by replying to this mail.