Italian cuisine is celebrated around the world for its richness of flavors, high-quality ingredients and centuries-old traditions. From November 13th to 19th, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. The annual event, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic-consular network, celebrates Italian cuisine and involves food lovers, chefs, restaurants and cultural institutes. During this week, events, tastings, culinary workshops and thematic dinners are organised, in collaboration with restaurants, Italian chefs and local cultural institutes. Every year a specific theme is assigned, this year's is "At the table with Italian cuisine: well-being with taste".
Italian cuisine is an expression of our culture
Italian cuisine is a bridge between the past and the present. Many recipes have ancient roots, dating back to Roman times or even before. These traditional dishes are often prepared following recipes passed down from generation to generation. Italian cuisine has been influenced by a series of foreign conquests and elements so each Italian region has unique culinary specialties. Although Italian cuisine is rooted in centuries-old traditions, it is also constantly evolving. Furthermore, our Italians living abroad have brought Italian restaurants to every corner of the planet, and dishes such as pasta, pizza, tiramisu and many many others are known and loved universally.
VIII Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
The varied culinary tradition is a central element of Italian culture and perfectly matches the theme ofVIII Week of Italian Cuisine in the World. Well-prepared food, with quality ingredients, represents a focal point of Italy's daily and social life, a true art form in fact, many Italian chefs are considered culinary artists. This is because the preparation of dishes, from the simplest to the most complex, requires technical mastery, a deep understanding of the ingredients and creativity that manifests itself both through the combination of flavors and the presentation of the dishes. Every year the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World also promotes food sustainability, encouraging awareness of the origin of ingredients and the environmental impact of food production.