The Embassy of Colombia in Washington and Colombia's Ministry of Culture launched 'Kitchens for Peace" in the United States, an initiative that safeguards the culinary tradition and food sovereignty of rural communities in their territories.
From Washington, Elsis Valencia, a traditional cook from Colombia's Pacific and the ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo, highlighted the importance of conserving, safeguarding, and promoting ancestral cooking methods, ingredients and traditional cuisines of Colombia. Through this initiative, Colombia promotes the internationalization of Traditional Cuisines with allies in the private and public sectors.
"As one of the main objectives of Colombia's National Development Plan, prioritizing food sovereignty and the right to food place our country a step closer to positioning Colombia as a global benchmark for its cuisines, sustainability, and biodiversity," said the Colombian ambassador to the United States, Luis Gilberto Murillo.
Elsis Valencia added, "Today we make the traditional cuisines of the various territories visible and show that we have an abundant cuisine, with wonderful power and flavor. Meetings like this allow us to show the diversity of each region, uniting our sister countries through our products, recipes, and memories".