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Sustainable gastronomy day, how is it?

Last December the United Nations established June 18 as the Sustainable Gastronomy Day. In this way, we want to publicize the contribution of the kitchen in the development environmentally friendly. The idea is to promote it and make people aware of its importance. All this highlighting how essential it is to maintain the cultural diversity and the environment all over the world. But, do you know that you can also contribute to this type of gastronomy from home?

What is sustainable gastronomy?

We can define the sustainable gastronomy like the cuisine and food of an area that are part of its culture. In its preparation they take into account the natural resources they use, with the aim that they can maintain their production and thus avoid food waste.

For FAO, is synonymous with a kitchen that takes into account the origin of the ingredients, how they are grown and how they reach our markets and, finally, to our plates. With all this, from NU you want to promote the good nutrition. But also sustainable agricultural production that promotes biodiversity, as well as food security.

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Food waste / Photo: aecoc

How can you contribute to it?

All the United Nations want to warn of the importance and repercussion of all the acts that we carry out when we eat and summarize them in these four points so that we can improve. This is what you can do from your humble position:

  1. Help your farmers: go to local markets food. By buying from small producers or family farmers you are contributing to their economy and strengthening their communities.
  2. Try local products on your trips: be it types of fish you've never heard of or fruits you've never seen. Consume products local helps you better understand the culture of a place and contribute to the local economy.
  3. Keep culinary traditions alive! Culinary traditions are usually sustainable by nature and remind us of our ancestral roots. Try cooking recipes with ingredients from your region. The vegetables, for example, they are easy to grow and very nutritious.
  4. Don't waste food: when cooking, and even after eating, be sure to use all ingredients sensibly and save the leftovers. Be careful about serving sizes and expiration dates. Leftovers are one of the easiest ways to save natural resources.
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Finally, it is also alert to overweight and obesity problems that are increasing. It is important that our diets are healthy and sustainable, as well as that they take into account, to a large extent, local production and seasonal products. Everything to get a world with one healthy nutrition, also fighting the Hunger in the world.

Support the sustainable gastronomy following these simple tips!