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Working group to discuss and work on issues relating to the preservation and promotion of culinary cultures, anywhere in the world. Open to all member levels.
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  2. To know a city is to research its origins. In this itinerary we will learn about the history of slavery in Brazil and its African heritage. By order of the Marquês de Lavradio, the slave market in Rio de Janeiro was redirected in 1774 from the Praça XV region in Rio de Janeiro to the Valongo area, where the pier was completed after the arrival of the Portuguese Royal family in 1808, fleeing the war with Napoleon. From 1811 to 1850, Cais do Valongo received around one million enslaved Africans, which made it the largest port for enslaved people in the world. Between 1850 and 1920, the area around the old pier became a space occupied by enslaved or freed blacks from different nations - an area that Heitor dos Prazeres called Little Africa. Grounded in 1904 by Mayor Pereira Passos, the Pier was unveiled in 2011 during the work on Porto Maravilha. The region concentrated around Pedra do Sal and Largo da Prainha, formerly occupied by dockers due to its proximity to the port, was culturally renewed at the turn of the 19th century with the arrival of black migrants, especially from Bahia and the former coffee areas of the Paraíba Valley. in addition to Portuguese, Italian and Jewish immigrants, becoming the center for the creation of black culture in Rio and the organization of new forms of political mobilization. Around unions, capoeiras, houses of saint, strikes, urban revolts and new musical genres were born. In that context, Samba emerged as a specific genre and gained visibility throughout the country. Brazil Food Experience suggests authentic cuisine integrated into exclusive travel itineraries and selected hotels. Visit link in bio for online booking packages. Combine this itinerary by tasting dishes of African origin and carefully prepared by the hands of Casa Omolokum and Quitutes da Luz.
  3. Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, funded by the University of Glasgow, has published an e-book about the islands’ very best seafood, which talks about their smokehouses, distilleries and much more. A unique destination most people don't know much about, if you're curious about the outer Hebrides culinary culture, or if you're interested in supporting small businesses, reading this is a must! https://foodanddrinkebook.visitouterhebrides.co.uk And if you want a quick summary; make sure you download the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail Map. Have you travelled to the Outer Hebrides or Scotland? Or maybe you're situated there? I would definitely love to visit!
  4. Today 25th October it is pasta day in the US! How are you celebrating? Read about pasta's long, fascinating history here https://sharethepasta.org/pasta-101/pasta-iq/history-of-pasta/
  5. This has been the Appalachian Mountains' secret for over a decade! This rare truffle can only be found in two places in the world. Forager Alan Muskat shares the secret about how to try one in Asheville, NC. https://edition.cnn.com/travel/videos/travel/2022/07/04/rare-truffle-appalachian-mountains-big-trip-orig.cnn
  6. Tell us what you know about South Brazil wine production and why this region is marked by a strog food and wine tourism market?
  7. "Coltivar el mar e lassar star la tera” is an old Venetian proverb that translates to “farm the sea and forget about the land.” And that's exactly what Venice has done for much of its 1,600-year history, leading to the demise of Venetian winemaking customs. This however, is changing - in recent years, a handful of passionate Venetian winemakers have been working to better understand its lost viticultural heritage, reviving vines once thought to be extinct and preserving the distinct terroir of the lagoon-based wines. Read more about the revitalization of Venice's viticulture https://bit.ly/3zfkA7w
  8. Hi again @Amy Z! Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely check it out soon. Anything and everything is welcome! Any interesting articles, news, or just thoughts and conversation starters are great things to post. You can also create polls if that's something you're interested in, and might even be a good way to see what other people would like for you to share! The best part of this community is that many of us are people who are simply passionate about food, food history, travel, culture, and so many other interesting topics. Also as you may have noticed, I moved the conversation to our Culinary Culture group so we can continue this topic here
  9. This is in the Jerez area, so I am not surprised at its occurrence, but perhaps a bit surprised it took so long for it to rise to fame!
  10. Six brilliant places to eat serving the Andalucían specialities in Spain’s latest foodie hotspot https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/apr/24/best-tapas-bars-restaurants-andalucia-sanlucar-de-barrameda-spain-capital-of-gastronomy
  11. Hey everyone! The application deadline for this year's FoodTrekking Awards is coming up (May 31st to be exact!) - this year, we have organized our awards categories in conjunction with our Practice Areas and are excited to include the Best Program to Promote Culinary Culture to Visitors award. We invite businesses, organizations, tourism offices, or governments with relevant initiatives to apply! More info https://bit.ly/3FN17N3
  12. Hi Andrea, I love Flavorful Origins too! They are now a team that produces a variety of high quality food documentaries that are very popular in China, but unfortunately not all of them are available in English overseas. I also recommend this book: https://www.amazon.com/Sharks-Fin-Sichuan-Pepper-Sweet-Sour/dp/0393332888. I think this as close as it can get for a non-Chinese to understand Chinese food. The author is a good friend of the producer of Flavorful Origins. I think she appeared in one of his documentaries! Also, I am new to this community. I am not an ambassador, or a business owner. I am just someone who constantly read and watch about food and food history. How can I contribute? Obviously I know more about Chinese cuisine than i do with other cuisine. Would is it that you (or people you know) most want to know about Chinese food? I am happy to write about anything people are interested in.
  13. Oooh and we just shared a recipe for this for our upcoming Wellness Drinks Around the World e-booklet
  14. In Spain, horchata comes from chufa, a tuber packed with nutrients like fiber and iron. And while chufa (tiger nuts in English) have gained fame as a superfood in recent years, Valencians have been using these tasty tubers since the 12th Century to make their emblematic "white gold' super-drink" that is also dairy and gluten-free. Learn more https://bbc.in/3vVbOts
  15. Long known as one of the world's holiest cities, India's spiritual capital is now luring culinary pilgrims as it transforms into a vegetarian paradise.
  16. Hey everyone! Check out this interesting piece by Gastro Obscura on the female-run restaurant preserving Circassian cuisine in Amman! https://bit.ly/35ZWPV1 Really awesome to see how this group of women is helping preserve this Circassian culture, which is sadly on the verge of extinction. World Food Travel Day is coming up on April 18th (in one week!), so it's a great opportunity to raise awareness about different culinary cultures across the globe (like Circassian). To celebrate, we're encouraging everyone to share posts, videos, or stories on Instagram about your favorite food travel experience, so mark your calendars and make sure to participate! By posting you'll also be automatically entered into our World Food Travel Day contest, just be sure to use the hashtag #WorldFoodTravelDay and tag our account @worldfoodtravelassn so we can repost your content. Find out more about the prizes https://bit.ly/3KuL3B2
  17. Anti-establishment Marseille is shaking up French cooking. Here, five of the city’s innovative chefs and restaurateurs reveal their favourite places to eat https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/mar/21/mouthwatering-marseille-france-culinary-revolution
  18. I mean... from someone who constantly runs into chocolate chip hummus at the grocery store, can't say I'm completely surprised I'd definitely want to try this.
  19. Although chickpeas and beans don't usually belong in a pudding, they are core ingredients in one of the oldest – and, some say, one of the most delicious – desserts in the world. https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220404-the-worlds-oldest-dessert
  20. https://foodandtravel.com/travel/gourmet-traveller/city-of-reinvention-a-gourmet-guide-to-bristol
  21. Chef transplants are bringing new flavor to smaller cities and towns in what some industry experts are calling a culinary migration. Source: CNN https://edition.cnn.com/travel/videos/foodanddrink/2021/05/05/culinary-migration.cnn
  22. Anti-establishment Marseille is shaking up French cooking. Here, five of the city’s innovative chefs and restaurateurs reveal their favourite places to eat https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/mar/21/mouthwatering-marseille-france-culinary-revolution
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