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Menu a Km Zero 2012

The reastaurants of the Tuscan - Emilian Appennines in league for the improvement of the local products

(Sassalbo, 04 Ott 12) In the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine there are lots of high quality food products and a great food and wine culture: the competition called "Appennino Gastronomico - Menu a Km Zero" is a favoured way to discover these excellences.

In the 2012 edition the Tuscan - Emilian Apennine National Park wants to enhance the local products and to head the tourism towards an offer more and more linked with the uniqueness of its territory.

The partnership with ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, underlines the intention of recovering and qualifying the characteristic food productions of the Apennine.

The project is sponsored by the association Coldiretti with the aim of shortening the distribution chain, connecting producers and consumers. Moreover the clients are involved in the close examination of food education. The menus that will be proposed are made with local and seasonal products. These last are produced in the neighbouring countries assuring in this way quality, freshness and uniqueness. Furthermore they reduce the pollution due to the transports.

A popular jury in partnership with a technical one composed by members of ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine, will award the menu that will have used and match the local products encouraging the rediscovery of the traditional recipes.

27 restaurants participate to the competition and their menu will be available on Saturday for dinner and on Sunday for lunch from October, 13en to November, 25th. The list of the winners will be published on the websites of the National Park, ALMA and Coldiretti.

The winners will be selected matching the judgement of the technical jury with the public vote on the website of the National Park

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