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Heritage food festival to bring together world's cuisines at Amritsar

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Slated to take place at one of Punjabs richest historical repositories, in Amritsar, a heritage festival -- starting Friday -- will bring together cuisine from over 30 countries and blend cultural with culinary at the city's nucleus, the

The World Heritage Cuisine Summit and Festival is helmed by of Culinary Associations (IFCA) Manjit Gill.

The three-day festival will see live demonstrations, tastings, presentations, panel discussions and master classes.

It will focus on inculcating appreciation for and sustainable food practices, a statement by the organisers said, adding that a Chefs' Manifesto outlining hunger removal initiatives will be launched at the event.

The festival's opening will be marked by a chefs' procession to the Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, whose 'langar' (community kitchen) underlines the festival's theme -- traditional, slowly-cooked cuisine.

A "World Kitchen", where from multiple regions will be plated and tasted; masterclasses in preparation of different food; and a for regional Indian specialties and Amritsari street food, are some of the highlights of the

"To have Punjabi cuisine acknowledged as and listed under the of Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage remains my ongoing endeavour," Manjit Singh Gill said about the cuisine in a statement.

The participating countries are: Armenia, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Wales, among others.

The summit and festival will run from October 12-14.



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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 11:26 IST