During the 10-day Artusiana Food and Wine Festival (Festa Artusiana) the Italian town of Forlimpopoli is transformed to the capital of “eating well”.
It pays tribute to the town’s most famous local citizen, Pellegrino Artusi (1820 – 1911).
He is considered to be the father of Italian modern cookery.
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A wonderful mix of gastronomy, culture and entertainment takes place in the old town.
For the festival, the streets, squares and alleys of the town are given names of the book chapters.
The main square becomes “Piazza Pellegrino Artusi”
As well as reflecting on the importance of food and it’s contribution to culture, this year’s festival will also reflect on the issue of food waste.
The no-waste theme will place a value on leftovers and how they can be used to create innovative and tasty dishes.
In keeping with the sustainability theme, there will also be a focus on biodiversity with many organic products available.
Restaurants and tasting kiosks along the streets will provide a feast for the senses.
The festive atmosphere is made complete with the range of shows, concerts, exhibitions, and other special events held throughout the ten days.
The festival is organised in collaboration with Casa Artusi, a gastronomic cultural centre dedicated to Italian home cooking.
Cooking classes are held in Italian, but can be organised in English and other languages for individuals and groups of up to 20 people.