Traditional Food International (TFI-2012) Traditional foods: from culture, ecology and diversity, to human health and potential for exploitation including the Street Food Seminar An international forum on street food – aspects and perspectives Cesena, Italy, October 4-5, 2012 The program includes Plenary lectures from internationally-recognised speakers Presentations detailing the achievements of recent EU funded projects related to traditional foods Presentation of the BaSeFood project’s results Offered contributions from registered participants The congress will take place within a comprehensive event including also: the BaSeFood final meeting – October 3 (restricted to BaSeFood partners) A dissemination event as part of the annual Street Food Festival – a popular street food event in the streets of Cesena (5-7 October)
Traditional Food International (TFI-2012) is an international meeting that, without the ambition of being olistic, is aimed and putting together different approaches and disciplines for the study of all aspects of traditional foods. Hopefully, it could contribute, first of all, to the recovery of modern consumers’ awareness of the real nature of traditional foods. This, as a prerequisite for a balanced development of different scale exploitation opportunities of the material and immaterial potentials of traditional foods themselves: health benefits, sensory properties, identity, contribution to local economies, social equity, environment and biodiversity preservation. Within the meeting, particular stress, and a dedicated two hour seminar, will be devoted to street foods, that, besides being a growing phenomenon in many parts of the world, are also attracting the attention of researchers, from social sciences to food safety. The Street Food Seminar will therefore try to link traditional and street foods, within the same scientific perspective of TFI-2012, thus preceding the dissemination activities within the annual Cesena Street food festival.