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Int’l Slow Food Festival to Open Next Week

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NAMYANGJU, South Korea, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Next week, South Korea will host an international festival featuring hundreds of different foods from around the world, organizers said Wednesday.

Int'l slow food festival to open next week
Int’l slow food festival to open next week

The 2013 Asio Gusto is set to open in Namyangju, east of Seoul, next Tuesday, with the participation of 40 Asian and Oceanian nations, making it the largest-ever food festival in the region, the organizers said.

The festival is scheduled to run for six days under the theme, “Slow-Food, Changing the World Through Taste.” Its program includes an official opening ceremony, international conferences and workshops, and various special events hosted by local and international pavilions.

Visitors will be able to taste diverse foods from around the world, including gourmet dishes cooked by world-renowned chefs, traditional dishes, and forgotten foods from various cultures.

The conference will kick off on Oct. 2 and run for three days, during which nearly 90 experts from 20 countries will discuss the latest trends and studies on slow food around the world.

The festival will also feature music, dance, cooking contests and various exhibitions and hands-on events, the organizers said.

It is expected to draw some 300,000 visitors, they added.

Source: 2013 Namyangju International Slow Food Conference Committee

Written by asiafreshnews

September 30, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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