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Italian Culinary Week showcases traditional, sustainable cuisine

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Italian Ambassador to Jordan Fabio Cassese (left) and director of the Italian Trade Agency’s Amman office, Filippo Covino at the Italian Culinary Week on November 22, 2021. (Photos: Razan Abdelhadi/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) launched on Monday the sixth edition of the Italian Culinary Week, which will run through November 28 at the Grand Hyatt, under the theme “Tradition and Perspectives of Italian Cuisine: Awareness and Enhancement of Food Sustainability”.اضافة اعلان

Organized by ITA, in cooperation with the Italian embassy, the event includes various activities to offer food lovers a chance to savor the high-quality ingredients reflected in Italian traditional cuisine.

The sixth edition aims to promote the best of Italian agri-food supply chain and Italian food tradition abroad, while highlighting the Mediterranean diet as a model of a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

The launch ceremony was attended by Italian Ambassador to Jordan Fabio Cassese, who said the event “will contribute to highlighting the importance of the connection between biodiversity and food diversity, as well as Italian food traditions”.

Cassese said the event provides and occasion for Jordanians and Italians to get to know each other better. “When people sit together and eat together they get to know each other better and this helps them strengthen their relationship,” he said.  He also suggested that Jordanian investors consider opening a traditional Jordanian restaurant in Italy “because Italians look for this type of food and come to Jordan to try the variety of Jordanian dishes.”

The culinary week hosts two chefs from Italy, chefs Giuseppe Silvestri, and Salvatore Aprea, who are renowned for their long experience in prestigious Italian restaurants in Italy and around the world.

The one-week program includes cooking classes at the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, in addition to other activities in Amman and the Dead Sea.
Filippo Covino, director of the ITA’s office in Amman said the event has established itself over the years as one of the leading initiatives to promote the best of Italian food and tradition abroad. He told Jordan News that the agency is pleased that many Jordanians will visit and enjoy the event.

Rania Omeish, the event’s organizer, said the event supports cultural exchange between Jordan and Italy and serves to strengthen relationships between the two friendly countries.

The sixth edition takes place across the world by the diplomatic, consular, and cultural network of the Italian Foreign Ministry.

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