The Patagonian and Andean country will host an event to discuss about the endemic pantry of the world and its social, cultural and economic possibilities.
Santiago, Chile. On Thursday, April 7th will in Santiago, Chile, happen an event that organizers call “a new turning point in the Chilean gastronomy overview”.
The “Ngelemen” symposium – which means getting together in Mapudungún, Chile´s main indigenous tribe language – seeks to shed light on new forms of human nourishment and economic development around new ingredients, all in the context of global scarcity of traditional products and the need of delving into the cultural and economic possibilities posed by the use of rare endemic ingredients.
The event will feature prominent guests such as food curator Andrea Petrini (The Gelinaz!), Chefs Jock Zonfrillo (Orana, Australia) and Kobe Desramaults (In de Wulf, Belgium); José Miguel Aguilera, the National Awarded food scientist; Giuliana Furci, Director of Funghi Foundation; Veronica Poblete, botanist and anthropology expert and Cristián Undurraga, one of Chile´s main architects.
The event will take place between 10:00 and 13:30 on 7th April and will be completely free. Those wishing to attend can learn more through Ngelemen´s social media profiles and soon through their site, www.ngelemen.cl
Ngelemen: the dinner
The organisation has already announced that on Friday, April 8, guest chefs will host a joint dinner at Boragó Restaurant, in order to present some new possibilities for the endemic Chilean pantry. Reservations are available through firstname.lastname@example.org.