Gastronomy as a link between Dénia and Turkey

26 September 2019 - 09: 31

On the occasion of the Erasmus + European project Youth4Food, a delegation formed by professors from the Museum of Cooking Museum of Gaziantep (Turkey) visits the city of Dénia and the region of the Marina Alta from 23 to September 28. They are accompanied by technical personnel from the International Projects and Relations Department of the Gaziantep City Council.

The IES Maria Ibars, another of the partners of the European project, has been in charge of designing the different activities of the visit, which have consisted of showcookings, visits to agri-food producers and restaurateurs in the area. Good agrifood practices have been visited in Pego, Alcalalí and Gandía.

The purpose of Youth4Food, which is funded by the European Union, is to improve the employability and professional skills of young chefs through gastronomic resources linked to the territory and the protection of their biodiversity.

Gaziantep is a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and together with Dénia, Parma (Italy), Östersund (Sweden) and Bergen (Norway), develops this European initiative that ends this September, after two intense years of exchanges of students and trainers, training activities and study of good practices.

Yesterday, the Turkish delegation was received by the mayor of Dénia, Vicent Grimalt. At the meeting, the representatives of Gaziantep offered their collaboration in the realization of new projects related to gastronomy and the UNESCO cities of Gastronomy.

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