Ready your taste buds this November for the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World


Starting from this year, various ministries of the Italian government such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Education, University and Research, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote High Italian Cuisine (Alta CucinaItaliana). This agreement has, among other things, resulted in the establishment of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World (La SettimanadellaCucinaItaliananel Mondo). Italian institutions around the world will each be spearheading various activites in line with the weeklong celebration of Italian cuisine within their own regions.

In celebration of the first ever Week of Italian Cuisine in the World from November 21 to 25, UP Piccola Italia will be launching a variety of pertinent events and activities that shall serve to highlight the finest of Italy’s gastronomy.

First off is a food photography contest highlighting Italian cuisine. In line with the celebration’s theme of “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, UP Piccola Italia is calling on all amateur photographers within and outside UP Diliman to capture the finest of Italian cuisine; from simple, quality ingredients to beautiful, plated dishes. Snap up a picture of any Italian food and send it to us by November 14, 2016, and you might just win a 30-hour Italian language course (worth 6,000 php) fromSocietà Dante Alighieri as well as gift packs and various tokens from our sponsors!

Other activities for the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World include an Italian cuisine talk, a grand pakain featuring various kinds of Italian food, the Italian Cuisine Weekphotography contest’s awarding ceremony, and a week-long exhibit and freedom wall embodying the theme of “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”. All of the aforementioned events are free and open to the public. Ci vediamo!

UP Piccola Italia is thepremier student organization dedicated to promoting the Italian language and culture in the Philippines. Based in University of the Philippines-Diliman,UP Piccola Italia has provided a common venue for students and enthusiasts alike of the Italian language and culture by constantly offering academic assistance in Italian studies, holding events regarding the Italian language and culture, and facilitating career assistance programs for Italian language majors and minors, which has been achieved in part by establishing connections, and coordinating with various Italian institutions. Its efforts and endeavors over the years has led to its commendation and conferment of a plaque of recognition by the Government of Italy, represented by His Excellency Massimo Roscigno, the Ambassador of Italy to the Philippines, last 2015.


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