Design, culture, and cooking are the ingredients of the five Folkitchen workshops to be held at IED in Florence. Participants will make use of the design-thinking technique, a key tool for food-related design, to create fusion recipes. An essential stage will be gathering information on the host country to achieve a final product inspired by that country but contaminated by Italian culinary traditions. Host countries will be Peru, China, Senegal, Japan, and India.
The best recipes resulting from the workshops will be selected by professional chefs, who will offer their comments and a cooking demonstration of the main ingredients of the dishes. The demonstrations will be followed by a dinner open to everyone in various locations throughout the city (there will be a fee for each dinner). The first workshop will be held on 9 July, with host country Peru (at Ristorante Quinoa, Vicolo Santa Maria Maggiore 1). To follow: China (27 July at Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio 2), Japan (18 September, in the Ente Cassa building on Via Bufalini 6), Africa (2 October, at Spazio Alfieri on Via dell’Ulivo 6), and India (30 October at the Ristorante India in Fiesole, Via Antonio Gramsci 43).
The winning recipes from the five workshops will be illustrated by a visual communication team selected by IED.