On Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) organized the seventh event of the SNF’s monthly series, DIALOGUES, titled “Food: need, enjoyment, communication or art?” at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Food connoisseurs and experts of Greek and international gastronomic culture and tradition utilized every “ingredient” available, in an enticing discussion on food, its preparation, consumption and enjoyment.
The beginning of the event included the screening of a video for the presentation of the SNF’s new major grant for the revitalization of the Greek agricultural sector—one of the most important sectors of the Greek economy—through training and developing a new generation of farmers, inspiring agriculture and food entrepreneurs, as well as fostering new business development. The innovative project, titled “New Agriculture for a New Generation,” is spearheaded by Rutgers University-New Brunswick, in partnership with the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA) and the American Farm School (AFS) in Thessaloniki.
Diane Kochilas – Chef
Lefteris Lazarou – Chef
Stelios Parliaros – Pastry Chef
Effie Lazaridou – Managing Director of the Greek team of the initiative “New Agriculture for a New Generation”, a project spearheaded by Rutgers University in partnership with the Agricultural University of Athens and the American Farm School, with the SNF’s exclusive support
Vasilis Mitsopoulos – Secretary of the Kozani Saffron Producers Cooperative & Saffron Producer
Marilou Pantaki (Madame Ginger) - Food Blogger
Giovanna Lykou, sommelier, wine instructor and head of the team Wine In the City, Iakovos Apergis, cook at Tzaneio Prefecture General Hospital of Piraeus, and Afentia Chorafa, representative of the NGO Boroume which combats food waste, also participated in the discussion.
The discussion was moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.