In Prague, the star of the Italian Cuisine in the World Week is extra virgin olive oil, a tasty product full of beneficial properties, the mainstay of the nutritional model in Mediterranean Countries.
As part of the review, on Wednesday 24 November the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMIC) will host guided tasting of Italian oils, selected according to the main geographical areas in which they are produced, on its premises. The event, aimed at the Czech public and those in the sector, will be attended by entrepreneurs, distributors, tour operators, and journalists.
The day will end with a dinner offered by the Italian Embassy in Prague, at the “Amano” restaurant, where chef Riccardo Lucque will perform a series of creative recipes based on extra virgin olive oil, including a chocolate and olive oil sorbet.
In the spirit of the Cuisine Week, the Italian Embassy in Prague, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the CAMIC aim to promote healthy food based on Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet that, since 2010, has been on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. They also wish to reiterate Italy’s firm opposition to food labelling systems – like Nutriscore – that promote artificial foods and demonise the genuineness of products, provide misleading information to consumers, and manipulating their judgement when it comes to food choices.