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World Italian cuisine festival begins in Budapest

Cooking shows, master classes, workshops, film screenings and several other programmes will be offered at the Italian gastronomy festival in Budapest between November 14 and 20, the Italian ambassador said on Monday.

Organised every year since 2016, the festival this year will focus on communities, sustainability and innovation, highlighting that Italian specialties are healthy as well as delicious, Manuel Jacoangeli told a press conference.

Gabriele La Posta, director of the Italian Cultural Institute said that the festival will give special attention to Roman kitchen, noting Rome’s candidacy to host the 2030 World Expo. The cultural institute will host a screening of the documentary Florence, Central Market, accompanied by a gastronomy show on Tuesday evening.

Giovanna Chiappini Carpena, the director of the Italian Foreign Trade Institute’s Budapest office, said Master Confectioner Angelo Gala will give a workshop on Thursday and Friday.

The full programme of the festival is available at

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