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EAT SPAIN UP! TAKES OVER KJCC THIS WEEK

THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Tuesday-Thursday, October 25-27, 6:30 p.m.

Eat Spain up! Food & Culture Sessions

Eat Spain up! is a week-long cultural event dedicated to the food and culture of Spain and its regions. Guest regions: Madrid, Burgos and Extremadura.

Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

Extremadura: Born and Bred

A journey into the food and culture of Extremadura. A region where food and landscape are intimately joined; land of acorn fields and their famous inhabitants, the Iberian pig.

Join us for a short film screening, followed by a regional food tasting and guided discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Cáceres: ‘De Pata Negra’. [Spanish with English subtitles]. Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato takes us on a trip into the province of Cáceres where we discover the centuries old tradition of raising the Iberian pig and learn the process of producing the world famous Iberian ham. Together with Ana we discover the lesser known jewels of the province, historic towns such as Trujillo and regional food customs such as the criadilla mushroom foraging or the shepherd’s migas, prepared and eaten in the field.A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Culinary Heritage in Motion. On an open talk with chef Toño Pérez we discuss the regional character of Spanish cuisine and the changing role that these differences have played in the past few years. An open-ended discussion on the value and the role of culinary regionality in contemporary Spain.

Tasting: Extremadura to die for. Michelin-starred chef Toño Pérez expertly crafts dishes that reflect an appreciation for the past and a taste of the future, followed by a sampling of regional products from Extremadura.


Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.

Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach

Travel beyond the bustling capital city, into the unknown surrounding provinces. See the land, meet the people, and get a taste of the local flavor. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Madrid: Butterflies in the Stomach [Spanish with English subt]Juan Echanove, 2010 | Spain | 40 min. Butterflies in the stomach is what Juan and Imanol experience when travelling out of Spain’s capital and into the regional landscapes of Madrid. A feeling of suspension between tradition and modernity, between the drive for progress of the city and the abidance to tradition that is still present in the smaller towns of the region. A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Modern Cuisine vs. Food Waste. After the Wednesday screening we continue the conversation with guest Chef Mario Sandoval and food scholars Anne McBride and Ulpiano Vázquez on the hot topic of sustainability. An opportunity to learn how Spanish chefs are using both tradition and innovation to reduce food waste in the kitchen.

Tasting: Madrid Reimagined. Old flavors are born anew as Michelin-starred chef Mario Sandoval reconstructs traditional dishes in bold, imaginative ways. An avant-garde tasting that will be accompanied by a sampling of traditional foods products from Madrid.


Thursday, October 27, 6:30 p.m.

Burgos: Rooted in Tradition

Journey into the province of Burgos, a Castilian region known for its no-nonsense approach to delicious food that is rooted in tradition. A short film screening will be followed by a food tasting and guided discussion with guest chefs and food experts.

Screening: A Country to Eat. Burgos: Roots. [Spanish with English subtitles]. Irene Arzuaga, 2013 | Spain | 50 min. Ana Duato starts her journeys across Burgos at the Atapuerca archaeological site. From the site of our ancestors, she travels across through a part of Spain whose beauty seems rooted to the earth, a region rich in history and food traditions waiting to be discovered. A Country to Eat (Un país para comérselo) is an award-winning Spanish food and culture documentary series that brings to life Spain’s deeply-rooted traditions and untold stories.

Round Table: Spain’s Millennial Chef. A conversation between up and coming chefs David Izquierdo and Ricardo Temiño and guest speaker Fabio Parasecoli on the tensions between tradition and innovation, regionality and recognition in modern Spanish cuisine. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Tasting: Burgos. Modern Ideas, Traditional Ingredients. Chefs David Izquierdo and Ricardo Temiño bring a fresh approach to the cuisine of Burgos. A tasting of modern tapas inspired in the local foods and traditional dishes of the province.


THESE ARE TICKETED EVENTS. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Check full program at www.eatspainup.com

The 2016 edition is co-promoted by New York University via the Department of Food Studies, Nutrition and Public Health (FSNPH) and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC).

The project has received financial support from the General Secretariat for Culture of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain.


photo credit: Estrada Design