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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. 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
  3. Oooh and we just shared a recipe for this for our upcoming Wellness Drinks Around the World e-booklet
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. https://foodandtravel.com/travel/gourmet-traveller/city-of-reinvention-a-gourmet-guide-to-bristol
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. This book is dedicated to the most ancient raw sauce of our territory: pesto alla Trapanese, nowadays second in fame only to Genoese pesto, with regard to which has its own independent roots. Paired with busiate from time immemorial, it is one of our best-loved dishes. Quick and easy to make, It is a recipe you can replicate in any kitchen: all you need to do is follow the descriptions, photographs and video tutorials in the book and have a few ingredients at hand. Give it a try! Eat with gusto and support a dish that ought to be protected: not from oblivion, but from unreliable diffusers on the internet who have spread a distorted image of our recipe. This publication is an initiative of the great gastronomic culture centre Naura CookSicily, which seeks to preserve and foster Sicilian traditional gastronomy in Italy and abroad.
  14. “If there was no women-led agriculture and small family agriculture, the world would end up hungry.” Check out this fascinating piece on Turkish heritage seeds on Gastro Obscura https://bit.ly/3tIXMKs
  15. Has anyone here tried Slovenian food? I didn't know much about the Slovenian culinary repertoire but @Danish Ali shared this great article and it made me quite interested! https://www.altitude-activities.com/slovenian-food-10-dishes-you-have-to-try
  16. “Known as the "Hebridean Baker", Coinneach MacLeod is an unlikely TikTok sensation who is bringing the best of the islands' culture to the world.” Even though I have my reservations about some of the food trends that TikTok has viralized I thought this was super cool https://bbc.in/36SF4r3 Feeds into another discussion, but what do you all think about the presence of the platform in preserving food traditions? Does it do more harm than good in preserving culinary traditions? (i’m thinking along the lines of the baked feta pasta craze, Dalgona coffee etc.)
  17. "Amidst violence, uncertainty, and unemployment, the high-elevation cheese company has shown them [Gujjars] they can aim high." Check out this fascinating Gastro Obscura piece on Himalayan Products, a small Gujjar-Dutch run cheese brand that's producing Kalari cheese, while invigorating the local community: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kalari-cheese-kashmir
  18. Hi everyone! I stumbled across this article on CN Traveler – I think its an awesome example of how immigrants cuisine can enrich local food culture and the idea that a destination’s culinary traditions can often times be fluid and multifaceted – https://www.cntraveler.com/story/tahitian-chinese-food Has anyone here tried Tahitian-Chinese food yet?
  19. Haven't tried it but now I really want to! Thanks for sharing
  20. Hi all! Stumbled across this BBC piece on Malaysia's national drink, teh tarik! It has a fascinating history and also reflects the nation's diverse influences https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220104-teh-tarik-malaysias-frothy-national-drink Has anyone here tried it?
  21. Has anyone tried birch syrup? If so, where and what were your opinions on it?
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