Azerbaijan Tourism Board has announced the launch of the Ark of Taste national menu, made with local ingredients.
It was prepared as part of the EU-funded project, Community-based Value Chain Enhancement in the Greater Caucasus Mountains Area (Covcheg), based on Slow Food – an organization that promotes local foods and traditional cuisine – the philosophy good, clean and fair food.
Local ingredients included grapes, rice, nuts and other food varieties that are part of the Ark of Taste – an international Slow Food catalog listing products that may soon be extinct.
Azerbaijan Tourism Board CEO Florian Sengstschmid said: “The launch of the Arche du Taste menu is another important step in raising awareness of local Azerbaijani products that need to be put back on the table and on the market. development of more sustainable practices in the country.
In addition, these products are made by local communities of farmers and food producers, who are brought together by Slow Food Sentinels.
These producers are encouraged to maintain quality production, to recover traditional processing methods and to safeguard native breeds, local plant varieties, and unique regions and ecosystems.
In addition to the Ark of Taste and Sentinels, the Slow Food Travel (SFT) concept was also prepared as part of the Covcheg project.
The objective of the development of the SFT concept is to combine travel and first-hand culinary experiences based on meetings with local farmers, shepherds, winegrowers, butchers or bakers and to learn more about local gastronomic traditions.
Considering the importance of local gastronomy and cultural heritage, the Covcheg project is implemented by Slow Food in partnership with the Azerbaijan Tourist Board.
This project aims to foster the economic regeneration and well-being of rural communities, and to create sustainable livelihoods in the country with an emphasis on agriculture and gastronomic tourism.TradeArabia News Service
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