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Slow Food fair to offer Costa Rican specialties

first_img Facebook Comments Related posts:Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica Cultural Center anniversary, vegan fair, and more events around Costa Rica Thousands flock to Barrio Escalante’s La Luz outdoor festival on Sunday International Film Festival, The Nutcracker, and other happenings around Costa Rica A food fair, free and open to the public, will celebrate Costa Rican examples of the “Slow Food” movement this Friday in western San José.The Mercado de la Tierra, or Earth Market, will feature foods from Turrialba cheese and pejibayes to traditional dishes and indigenous artwork.“We’re promoting high-quality projects that are developed with clean technologies that minimize the damage to human, animal and environmental health, said Patricia Sánchez, coordinator of the Agromática program within the National High Technology Center (CeNAT), in a news release.The Slow Food movement began in Italy in 1980 to defend regional culinary traditions, proper nutrition and the pleasures of a mindful, slower life. Today it has inspired projects in more than 160 countries, including Costa Rica, the statement said.This Friday’s fair will run from 9 am – 4 pm at the Franklin Chang Building in Pavas, 1.3 km north of the U.S. Embassy. For more information, call 2519-5835.last_img read more