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Food Diplomacy the Tatar Way

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Dzenetta Bogdanowicz has become famous as “the ambassador of the Tatar community”. Serving traditional home cooking, even British Prince Charles stopped by her Tatar house in Kruzniany, a small town in the eastern part of Poland, to get a taste of her famous dishes. [...] “I just want to welcome all people to our home,” Bogdanowicz answered when she was asked why she opened up her house to visitors.

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Expo Milan 2015

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First Lady Michelle Obama was in Milan, Italy last week for the World Expo, a six-month public diplomacy mega-event that brings together more than 140 countries from around the world. While there, she visited the U.S. Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet," and discussed what the U.S. could learn from other nations about providing "healthy, nutritious foods for our families."

Israel's Tahini Diplomacy

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Tahini is used to market Israeli culture as a native culture of the Middle East. Tahini is a paste made from ground hulled sesame seeds and is used in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. To make tahini sesame seeds are soaked in water and then crushed to separate the bran from the kernels. The crushed seeds are soaked in salt water, causing the bran to sink. The floating kernels are skimmed off the surface, toasted, and ground to produce an oily paste. 

Chef Christian Garcia of Monaco: ‘I Love My Job and My Life’

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Ensconced in the royal kitchens in the Genoese palace, Garcia has the job of devising daily menus and cooking for the royal couple. In order to experience the cuisine of chef Christian Garcia you have to be royalty, a high profile palace guest, a dignitary, or just plain fortunate to receive an invitation to the imposing Prince's Palace in Monte Carlo, Monaco.The rare exceptions are privileged invitees to the Prince's Palace for private events such as Prince Albert's wedding festivities in 2011, state banquets, fundraisers for Prince Albert’s many charity projects, or even chef Paul Bocuse

Expo Milano 2015: Food Production, Culture, and Diplomacy

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Expo Milano 2015, Milan’s newly opened World’s Fair, promotes global food security by targeting culinary and agricultural innovations. Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero; Milan Expo Coordinator, Beatrice Camp; and culinary innovator, Jose Andres engaged in a panel discussion at Ambassador Bisogniero’s Washington, DC residence on Wednesday, May 27. With the support of Meridian International, the trio discussed Expo Milano and its focus on women in food, sustainable agriculture, and culinary diplomacy.

Cultural Exchanges at Milan Expo Exemplify Importance of "Community of Common Destiny"

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Themed "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", Expo Milano 2015 focuses on food and agriculture, with exhibitors presenting their respective food cultures while exemplifying the crucial role of building a "community of common destiny" for food security. Peking duck, Argentinian wine, Japanese sushi, Spanish ham... All the characteristic specialties represent the culinary culture of different nations. Food differs, but cuisines have something in common.

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