In Denmark food is steeped in tradition and custom. It is seasonal, fresh, local and can be sustainable. Celebrating those attributes, the City of Aarhus and Central Denmark Region have been awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2017.
In a time when food is homogenized and fast food chains dominate we are rethinking Danish cuisine to keep it alive and tasty. Traditional with a twist. The new Scandinavian Food of the Central Denmark Region plays a role in linking city to village, and our country to the world. In 2017 we set our gastronomic tables to foster conversations about authentic agricultural practices and to invite our friends to a feast of ideas and fabulous foods, foraged, cultivated and raised here in Europe’s food bowl.
Our year of gastronomy will be gathered in a programme filled with events and activities – a tribute to and celebration of good food and all that comes with it. In keeping with our year as European Capital of Culture and our mantra of ‘Rethink’, the theme, Rethinking Good Food, is all about showing the world and reminding ourselves about our ability to innovate, improve and refine the food on our plate. As long as we keep reminding ourselves about rethinking good food we will also automatically think sustainability, sociability, and knowledge across nations.
His Royal Highness Prince Henrik is patron for European Region of Gastronomy 2017.
Wassim Hallal - co-owner of Michelin-awarded Restaurant Frederikshøj.
Learn more: http://www.danishfoodregion.eu/