Do you have what it takes to become a UNESCO City of Gastronomy?
The following list of criteria and characteristics serves as a guide for cities interested in joining the network as a City of Gastronomy:
- Well-developed gastronomy that is characteristic of the urban centre and/or region;
- vibrant gastronomy community with numerous traditional restaurants and/or chefs;
- endogenous ingredients used in traditional cooking;
- local know-how, traditional culinary practices and methods of cooking that have survived industrial/technological advancement;
- traditional food markets and traditional food industry;
- tradition of hosting gastronomic festivals, awards, contests and other broadly-targeted means of recognition;
- respect for the environment and promotion of sustainable local products;
- nurturing of public appreciation, promotion of nutrition in educational institutions and inclusion of biodiversity conservation programmes in cooking schools curricula.
Gastronomy cities collaboration: