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Cook It Forward – Bringing Culinary Heritage into the 21st Century

Cultural Heritage is an expression of the ways of living developed by a community. It is passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage. One form of intangible cultural heritage is the food we eat and the ways it is cooked. cooking image

Like the From Archive To Alive project, the Erasmus+ Cook It Forward project (CIF) also aims to create an innovative community that brings together vocational training students in the field of cooking and hospitality, teachers and companies in the sector to reclaim and make the most of the traditional culinary heritage of the different European regions, with a contemporary approach.

The idea is to challenge students to come up with innovative ways to elevate the traditional cuisine of their regions, forgotten ingredients or recipes, and traditional cooking techniques in line with current gastronomic trends. Via some real world company assignments, they will work directly with food producers, restaurants and other relevant actors in the field.

In the same way that From Archive to Alive aims to develop innovative education supported by digital resources to create, for example, challenges and competitions for students, CIF aims to develop integrated assignments in the training of vocational students to develop their theoretical content and practical skills. Check out the CIF project website to learn more about this innovative approach:

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