In the framework of the European program entitled “Actions to Inform and Promote Sustainable Rice Production in Greece and Spain” an educational seminar was organized in Peraia Thessaloniki for the dynamic audience of the next generation of cooks and confectioners at the IEK TOURISMOU MACEDONIA Thessaloniki of the MINISTRY OF TOURISM.
The program with the distinctive title EU RICE, is implemented by the Agricultural Partnership of Thessaloniki (ΕΑΣΥ) and the Consejo Regulador de la DOP Arroz de Valencia (Regulatory Authority of PDO Valencia rice). The event presented to the students the contribution of rice cultivation to the conservation of wetlands, the utilization of abundant water resources, the maintenance of the viability of soils and in general to the ecological balance, but also to the socio-economic development of its cultivation and production areas. The students were also informed about the rice produced in Europe, a product of high nutritional value, rich in nutrients and safe, since it is grown in compliance with the strict European Regulations for agricultural production.
At IEK TOURISMO MACEDONIA, Chef Instructors Louis Chrysostomou, Stavroula Keisidou, Antonis Mastoras, Tasos Christopoulos and Pastry Chefs Paschalis Zervidis, Nikolaos Alexiadis and Nikolaos Pozoukidis prepared together with their students, three original recipes using meso-sperm Greek rice:
Vegetarian rice cake with coconut milk
Round puffed rice bags filled with seafood
Triangle with rice
The result excited everyone present, while during the process, the opportunity was given to present and discuss the excellent taste and behavior of the Greek European meso-sperm rice in cooking, but also the value of the evolution of traditional recipes of our country.
The reception of the managements of the schools in general, the cooperation, the interest of the professors and especially the participation of the students is great, indicative of the high level of studies of the schools, while they confirm the value of the information that the EURICE program provides to specialized and targeted audiences.
The executive body of the EURICE program is the NOVACERT company, while the promotion and information events in Greece are organized by the Chef Stories company.