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Gastronomy, Art and Biodiversity: A Colombian Intangible Connection


To highlight the importance of this year theme of the United Nations Summit of Biodiversity, The “Urgent Action for Sustainable Development” the Embassy of Colombia in the United States and the Mission of Colombia to the United Nations have the pleasure to invite you to a conversation about Gastronomy, Art and Biodiversity with Colombian chef and artist, Maria Buenaventura

The conversation will highlight the importance of biodiversity and its connection to gastronomy in Colombia in an international context using examples from research done by Guatemalan Chef and journalist Euda Liseth Morales.

Maria Buenaventura who specializes in food from the Andean Region of Colombia will talk about the correlation between specific traditional ingredients used in Bogota, the capital of Colombia, our culture and the need to value certain ingredients and traditions as part of a sustainable process to promote food security.

Euda Liseth Morales from Guatemala will share her vision and findings about her cuisine in Guatemala connecting the two countries through her knowledge in gastronomy and traditions in her country.

Johanna Mendelson, Adjunct Professor at American University’s School of International Service and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center where she leads the Food Security Program will moderate the conversation.

The event by the Embassy of Colombia in the United States and the Mission of Colombia to the United Nations under the Colombian Promotion Plan of the Ministry of Foreign Relations is a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the Embassy of Guatemala to the United States.

When: Tuesday September 29th from 3 pm to 4 pm ET

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For more information:

Silvia Dangond - Gibsone Silvia.Dangond@cancilleria.gov.co

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