DIALOGUES: Food: need, enjoyment, communication or art?
23 May 2018

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.

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. 

Speakers included: 
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 DIALOGUES are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or the SNF DAILOGUES team. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.

Listen to the extracted audio below: