Los Angeles, California – An opportunity to promote ‘Made in Italy‘, the healthy and sustainable lifestyle of the Mediterranean diet, which embodies the distinctive traits of our identity that conquers Hollywood. It’s starting the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World”, in its third edition and hosted by the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles. From Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November the spotlights are lit on what is now effectively considered as an expression of proper nutrition: a food style that is based on Cilento products and protects the cardiovascular system, helping to live better and more long. The American scientist Ancel Keys, who died a hundred years old, discovered it more than half a century ago. His research, protected in 2010 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, during the “Week” with stars and stripes is at the center of master classes, workshops, exhibitions and film screenings.
The initiative, organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Agricultural Policies for the enhancement of Italian culinary art abroad, provides a focus on the Cilento gastronomy and interweaves as usual at the “Cinema Italian Style” festival of Luce Cinecittà, which Tuesday, November 13th with the presentation of “Dogman”, the film by Matteo Garrone that was selected to represent Italy at the Oscars 2019: the chef Felice Sgarra was invited to collaborate for the occasion with his colleague Giuseppe Manco to creating a theme menu. Moreover, as part of the 150th anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s death, music is also the protagonist of the event with the most famous dishes that inspired the composer.
In Los Angeles the busy schedule of initiatives was coordinated by the Consulate General in agreement with the Italian System (Institute of Culture, Ice, Enit and Chamber of Commerce) and the Italian Academy of the kitchen. “Together with art, history and the beauty of the territories – says Consul General Antonio Verde, of Neapolitan origins – the cultural contribution of typical Italian products is among our most significant assets. For this reason, the “Week” is an opportunity to promote the ‘Made in Italy’ and the healthy and sustainable lifestyle of the Mediterranean diet, which embodies the distinctive traits of our identity “.