Toidu innovatsiooni uudised Iirimaalt, Põhja-Iirimaalt, Rumeeniast ja Kreetalt

NICHE toidu innovatsiooni projekti uudiskiri on tutvumiseks lingil , sh järgmised uudised:

–       Thousands visited Derry Slow Food Festival

–       Updated Food Province label ready to work

–       The South Estonian Food Conference

–       A Feast of Donegal food at the foot of the peak

–       6th Project Management Meeting in Rethymno, Crete_ The completion of a fruitful collaboration

–       Closing conference in West Region Romania in Timisoara


Thousands visited Derry Slow Food Festival

This year’s Slow Food Festival was and even bigger and better than before as local cuisine took centre stage once again at a series of events across the city and beyond from Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th of October in Derry~Londonderry.

The award-winning Derry City and Strabane District Council event celebrates the very best artisan produce in the North West, with tens of thousands descending on the city for the festival, which was named the ‘NI Food and Drink Experience of the Year 2018’ from Tourism NI and ‘Best Tourism Event’ at the North West Business Awards.

The Festival Marquee was a hub of family fun and delicious food, with something for all ages and tastes as children enjoyed the street animation and kids’ workshops. The star of this year’s festival was be the Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster Bar where you can learn everything from where it was caught to how to eat it, as well as sampling the goods!

Visitors could also experience ‘A Taste of LegenDerry Slow Food Dining Experience’, Food Tours, Beer and cheese tours, as well as the launch of a new Irish oyster stout made with the unique Lough Foyle Irish Flat Oyster. One of the objectives of the Slow Food Festival is idea to cement Derry’s growing reputation as a serious foodie destination.


Updated Food Province label ready to work

Food Province is a regional food brand in the region of South Ostrobothnia that has been further developed in the NICHE pilot action project during the past year.

The new updated brand and its operation model was launched to public in a launching event held in Seinäjoki on the 27th of November. The event was directed especially for local food enterprises and other key organisations working within the food sector that could apply for the new Food Province Label.

In the end of the pilot project it was agreed that the local Rural Women’s Advisory Association will take the lead in the brand work and finalise the operation model including the rules and criteria for the brand-users.

During the fall of 2019 the Rural Women’s Advisory Association has been working closely with the rules and criteria and finalised the work in early-November. The criteria for the label rests now on three core values: being South Ostrobothnian as origin, making things with quality and in co-operation with others. The label can now be licenced both to enterprises and development organisations and so far, a little bit over 10 applications have been received.

A Feast of Donegal food at the foot of the peak

On Monday 30th September some of our most recognisable and magnificent chefs created a feast of Donegal food at the foot of Errigal, the county’s highest peak. The feast consisted of Donegal produce from land and sea.

Some of our amazing Donegal producers and chefs came to one place to create dishes with spectacular local produce, including chefs John Religan – barbecue specialist, a former head chef at Holy Smoke in Cork, Ciaran Sweeney – chef at Forest and Marcy, Joe O’Hora – locally based chef who is very well known from Benny & Co restaurant, Chris Molloy of The Lemon Tree and many more.

By working closely with Donegal chefs and producers The Food Coast Donegal want to make Donegal famous for food.