Slow Food Community Nagaland (SFCN) has decided to assign members for the upcoming ‘Terre Madre’ in Japan in 2020 in order to promote Naga cuisines at the world arena. This was announced by SFCN’s founding member Joel Basumatari and popular chef from Nagaland Imna of Modern Apron on October 7 at a slow food event in Dimapur.
Chef Joel informed that the slow food movement is slowly drawing attention to traditional food habits. Joel recently attended the ‘Terre Madre’ in Italy as an indigenous chef alliance member. Joel stated that the programme was organised with objective to infuse local herbs and vegetables to a contemporary dish using traditional ingredients. He further explained that SFCN was more about getting involved in community projects in regard to sustainable local food.
Terre Madre is a network of food communities in the world. The national and regional Terra Madre work closely with the Slow Food to increase the capacity of local communities to provide good, clean and fair food.
Sentila Yanger, one of the founding members of SFCN explained that the main objective of the slow food event in Dimapur was to showcase Naga food that the chefs will be preparing during the festival of arts in New Delhi later this month. The festival is being organised by the Ministry of DoNER and North Eastern Council in collaboration with India International Centre.
Source: Eastern Mirror Nagaland