In the context of the European program entitled “Information Actions and Promotion of sustainable rice production in Greece and Spain” are organized educational seminars in Thessaloniki, Athens and other cities of the country, for the dynamic audience of the next generation of cooks and pastry chefs. So on Friday, November 11, 2022, the first educational seminar of the 2022-2023 season was held with great success at the well-known and acclaimed La Chef Levi Cooking & Pastry School, in Thessaloniki.
The chef instructor of the Agapios Pamboukidis school and the Pastry Chef Daria Pereverzeva, together with their students prepared 4 original recipes, 2 salty and 2 sweet with the unique meso-sperm Greek European rice, from area of Chalastra. The recipes were:
- Asia Minor (pilaf inspired by Asia Minor)
- The Pie of Agapios (pie with chicken & rice filling)
- Dumplings with rice
- Rice Tart (Sweet)
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 events that take place show the contribution of rice cultivation to the conservation of wetlands, the utilization of abundant water resources, the maintenance of the viability of the soils and in general to the ecological balance, but also to the socio-economic development of its cultivation and production areas.
The students had the opportunity to learn about the rice produced in Europe, a product of high nutritional value, rich in nutrients and safe, since it is cultivated in compliance with the strict European Regulations for agriculture production.
The execution of the program has been undertaken by the company NOVACERT, while the company
Chef Stories organizes the promotion and information events in Greece.