14 MAY 2018 / DIALOGUES: Food: need, enjoyment, communication or art?

During the seventh event of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s monthly series, DIALOGUES, which will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 17:30, at the 5A Level in the GNO building at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, food connoisseurs will utilize every “ingredient” available, in an enticing discussion on the various emotions brought about by food, but also on the ritual surrounding its preparation, consumption and enjoyment.

Where is the fine line where food stops covering our most basic, everyday needs and becomes a vehicle of communication and inspiration? Renowned chefs and representatives of the food industry will provide answers to questions such as “do we feel full after a meal because of the quantity or the quality of the food? and “does flavor know any boundaries?” In addition during the event, details of the SNF’s latest grant on the agricultural field will be presented.

Speakers include: 
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, will also participate in the discussion.

The discussion will be moderated by journalist Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

The event is open to the public on a registration basis. To register click here.

Furthermore, the event will be live streamed via the SNF’s website at www.SNF.org/live and will be available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF’s website.

More information about the 7th DIALOGUES event and the participating speakers will be available soon at the SNF website.

Upcoming DIALOGUES events include among others the following:

June 20th, 2018 - “Disrupting Polarization: The Work of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University". To find more about the June Dialogues event click here

July 13th, 2018 – “Football will Save the World”

DIALOGUES is a monthly series of events organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, through which the Foundation intends to present individuals, as well as civil society representatives, who inspire through their work, actions and vision, coming from different fields, backgrounds, and countries. DIALOGUES delve into different themes that cut across the key pillars of the Foundation’s work: Arts and Culture, Education, Health and Sports, and Social Welfare. Through this series of events, which are free and open to the public, the SNF seeks to catalyze conversations around critical issues, facilitate the exchange of ideas, present individuals who inspire a new way of thinking and spark collaboration among individuals and organizations, across the globe. The events follow a flexible format featuring panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, and presentations, among others.