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Mistura Food Fest Gives Peruvian Cuisine a Chance to Shine

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The gastronomic fair is part of the Peruvian "food boom" that's put Lima on the map for epicurean excellence,according to The Wall Street Journal and others. The festival has grown from just 30,000 attendees back in its first year, 2008, to an estimated 600,000 this year. Indeed, food may be the country's greatest passion. 

'India is a Soft Power When it Comes to Food'

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Passionate about cooking, the dynamic chef Adam Szczechura is a connoisseur of culinary arts from across the globe. With 15 years of professional experience, he brings with him extensive knowledge of world cuisines and culinary techniques as well. 

Hong Kong-style Milk Tea Takes Center Stage at Cultural Exhibition in Taiwan

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Thousands of cups of Hong Kong's "silk-stocking" milk tea will be served to visitors at an exhibition in Taiwan showcasing the city's cultural heritage. Intangible cultural heritage will take centre stage at Hong Kong Week 2014 in Taipei, the third annual showcase presented by the Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Committee. The October 17 to November 2 exhibition will feature 480 items that best represent the Hong Kong community and provide cultural continuity.

Cultural Diplomacy: Going Beyond the Cool?

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This week in public diplomacy, we looked at how culture is being used to redefine the 'coolness' of countries through gastrodiplomacy, music, art, and fashion.

Gastrodiplomacy Takes Root in New York City

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Back in September 2012 the U.S. launched a formal program called the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership. As part of this, American chefs are stationed with U.S. embassies in different countries, where they cook different styles of American cuisine and help people in other nations understand the nuances of “American food” beyond hamburgers and pizza.

5 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Peking Duck

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According to Quanjude, which boasts of having sold 196 million ducks around the world, the dish has played its part in Chinese international relations. Its chefs would accompany Chinese diplomatic missions and pictures in the museum show Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon, who made a landmark visit to China in 1972, eating duck.

Culinary Art Packs a Soft Power Punch

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Mention China and most Westerners will think about its food. This is not surprising given the popularity of Chinese cuisine in the West, where some countries have more restaurants serving Chinese dishes than the traditional local fair. Perhaps this is why China appears exotic and wondrous to many Westerners.

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