What? A gathering of cultures and cuisines and a cooking contest to remember!
Why? To explore gastronomy as a tool for intercultural learning, to learn about sustainability and healthy eating habits, to share food and stories from around Europe and fight racism and xenophobia.
"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are" said Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1827.
Culinary traditions are a big part of culture, everywhere in Europe and in the world, and we believe that gastronomy is a very powerful gateway for learning about different cultures.
The Mediterranean Diet has been recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, because it "encompasses more than just food", promoting social interaction, giving rise to "a considerable body of knowledge, songs, maxims, tales and legends" and ensuring both respect for the territory and biodiversity and "the conservation and development of traditional activities and crafts".
In this exchange, 29 young people coming from 4 different European countries (Italy, Croatia, Cyprus and Germany) will explore everything related to food and culture, from eating healthy to sustainability, from how food relates to cultural diversity to how a territory and its resources shape the diet of the people who live there. They will have the chance to explore the beautiful surroundings as well, and to learn about what is produced by the local community.
Participants will work together in their national groups before and during
the exchange to present meals that represent their specific cultural heritage, and they'll have the opportunity to work in multicultural groups to create some new intercultural dishes, always with the support of the leaders and expert local cooks.
They will get ready for a final public cooking contest, modelled on the famous tv format Master Chef, where they will compete with their new culinary creations. A recipe book designed by the participants will collect all the recipes from the exchange.
The teams will take turns in preparing the food and documenting the event with pictures and videos, so as to acquire new skills both in the kitchen and in videomaking.
We are looking for 6 persons 17-22 years old plus one group leader to participate in this Youth Exchange
Accommodation and food is fully covered by the programme and 360 euros for traveling cost.
Soon we will provide you with the info pack
Accommodation and food expenses are covered by the programme as well as 360 euros for traveling expenses
If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form until 28/7