Food is Culture: Competition for European citizens launched

Nominate Local Products to Join the Ark of Taste

The Food is Culture project is launching a new challenge: After the competitions for cooks and schoolchildren, here comes a chance for all European citizens to actively participate in a new contest. From today until 15 March 2020, everyone can nominate an emblematic food product from their local gastronomic traditions to board the Ark of Taste. This Slow Food initiative, a catalog of foods at risk of extinction that belong to the culture, history and traditions of the whole world currently has over 5,000 passengers.

Do not miss the opportunity to take part in this great initiative. Provide as much information as possible about the food you’ve selected: its name, how it’s used in the kitchen, how it’s linked to local culture and history and the characteristics that make it unique. At the end of the campaign a panel will choose one exceptional product to be featured in an international Food is Culture exhibition dedicated to the Ark of Taste and biodiversity protection. The exhibition has been inaugurated in Stockholm before going on display in Belgrade from 11-25 October, then traveling around European museums. The winner will have the chance to spend a weekend in the Langhe and Roero in northern Italy’s Piedmont region.


The Food is Culture project aims to raise awareness among European citizens about the importance of food heritage to their sense of belonging to Europe and to better understand the wealth and uniqueness of European cultural diversity.

The project is being run by Slow Food in partnership with Kinookus, Transpond AB, Nova Iskra Creative Hub and Europa Nostra and is funded by the EU program Creative Europe, with a contribution from the Fondazione CRC in Cuneo, Italy.

The full regulations can be read here.

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