Seminars about cooking and cookbooks, pastry course, tasting sessions and appearances by the masters of the true Neapolitan pizza… A total of 20 events will take place during the second Italian Cuisine in the World Week that will take place in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica from 20th to 26th November.
This year’s event is titled “Assaggi d’Italia in Serbia” and its programme will be divided into five segments devoted to different Italian culinary traditions, food and wine. For businesses, there is a promotional fair organized by the Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce. Culinary experts and researchers will enjoy in the seminar organized by the National Research Center on Food Sensory Analysis, while the renowned Italian pastry maker, Alessandro Petito will give lessons and demonstrations for the students of the Hotel Institute in Belgrade. Wine expert Barbara Tamburini will host tasting sessions for wine enthusiasts, and if you are a fan of reading, the Italian Institute of Culture will host the evening dedicated to between food and literature with Professor Gian Mario Anselmi. Meanwhile, Mercator hypermarkets will have areas dedicated to Italian products, while 20 restaurants in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Subotica will offer Italian menus to their customers.
This year, Serbia also participates in the event that Italy organizes in its 296 diplomatic and consular offices around the world with the aim of promoting the Italian culinary art and Mediterranean diet. The Italian food industry is the second biggest industry in the country with revenues of over 180 billion EUR (11.3% of gross domestic product). The event has a particularly significant value in Serbia, where the Italian culinary tradition is highly appreciated and where Italian companies are among the biggest investors. Italy was the biggest foreign investor in Serbia in the period from 2000 to 2016. Last year, the country was Serbia’s second biggest commercial partner. In the first seven months of 2017, Italian exports to Serbia grew by 7.7%.
In Serbia, the Second Italian Cuisine in the World Week is organized by the Embassy of Italy in Belgrade in collaboration with the Italian-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (CCIS), the Foreign Trade Agency (ICE), Confindustria Serbia, Istituto di Cultura Italiano (IIC), Honorary Consulate of Italy in Subotica and Piazza Italia Cultural Association, with the support of Serbian and Italian sponsors.
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