Tehran to host intl. gastronomy festival

April 30, 2019

TEHRAN – The Iranian capital will be hosting a major international culinary festival from August 20 to 25.

The first edition of the Tehran International Food Festival is to be jointly organized by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization; Foreign Ministry; Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance; the Cultural Institute of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO); and the Touring & Automobile Club of the Islamic Republic of Iran (TACI), CHTN reported.

“Food is not merely an organic product with biochemical compositions. However, for members of each community, food is defined as a cultural element,” said Jalal Zokaei, the director of the festival.

He added that food can generally be regarded as a significant parameter which has its own impact on social relations, having effect on people’s beliefs and religion and it also may define many economic patterns.

The event will be revolving around scientific basis of diets and foodstuff, their herbal and remedy medication, and it will also pursues commercialization of the Iranian cuisine, said Ebadreza Eslami, a deputy of the TACI.

The Tehran International Food Festival will be held at the exhibition center of the Milad Tower.

The Iranian cuisine, usually dominated with fragrant herbs, varies from region to region. It principally accentuates freshness, deliciousness, and colorfulness.

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