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Italian cooking week in Uk: positive results

The event was concluded last sunday

The second edition of the "Italian Cooking Week in UK" was concluded last Sunday. It was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies and the Academy of Italian Cuisine which is responsible of the promotion of made in Italy abroad.The event which includes numerous initiatives like show-cooking, tastings, master classes and ad hoc seminars, was particularly appreciated and followed in the United Kingdom. The principal themes of the event were: contamination with English cooking, sustainability and  economy, the value of the Mediterranean diet, the impact of Brexit on food sector, and the professionalism and manageriality of the food industry.

The Italian Embassy in London declared: "Italian Cooking Week in the world has supported and strengthened the Italian leadership in the sector in the Uk and the ability of our country to innovate and produce best practices on the big global issues of sustainability (production and agri-food consumption) and food security. A leadership based on food industry, and the technologies connected to it, which is the second for employees, production and export for the Italian economy The ambition of the Italian Cooking Week in the world is in fact to make a contribution to reach the goal of 50 billion euros of export in 2020 ".

The most important figures, presents at the event were: Mario Monti, the chefs Livia and Alfonso Iaccarino, Giorgio Locatelli, James Dugan, Enzo Oliveri and Francesco Mazzei, academics and researchers like Sonia Dagnino and Stefano Predieri, writers like Simonetta Agnello Hornby, managers like Luigi Scordamaglia.

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