As part of the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, the book La cucina italiana in Uruguay – un’eredità di sapori e tradizioni (Italian cuisine in Uruguay – a legacy of flavours and traditions) was presented yesterday at the Italian Cultural Institute of Montevideo. The work, promoted and realised by the Italian Embassy in Uruguay, highlighted the importance of the traditions handed down over the years by the Italian emigrants who arrived in Uruguay since the beginning of the 19th century. The central contribution to the work was provided by 17 associations, most of them of regional origin.
The presentation was attended by Ambassador Giovanni Iannuzzi, along with communicator and chef Sergio Puglia and editor Cristina Dalla Vecchia.
Together with the book presentation, during this week the Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute organised presentations on the after-meal culture and traditions related to Parmigiano Reggiano, a dinner in one of Montevideo’s most important hotels, and a meal served in a popular canteen, both organised by teachers and students from the last years of the “Ancel Keys” Institute of Higher Education in Castelnuovo di Cilento.