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Isabelle Lacourt

The Groupe de Bruges will officially launch its latest project ‘CAP What’s cooking?. Recipes for understanding the Common Agricultural Policy’’, in close collaboration with the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) and the European Young Farms Organisation (CEJA).  The event will host a mix of cookery demonstrations, farmers’ portraits and presentations on the relation between food, farming and the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Joris Lohman, Executive Committee for Slow Food International said: “‘The Common Agricultural Policy is of crucial importance to every ‘eater’, yet due to its complexity, many people do not understand what impact the CAP has on their daily lives. I am very much looking forward to the launch of the ‘CAP, What’s cooking?’ project, to see the faces of the young chefs and ‘foodies’ that will work side-by-side with Europe’s young farmers to explore the ’tasty’ side of agricultural policy!”.

The launch will mark the start of a new Groupe de Bruges’ project to communicate the CAP 2014-2020 to the general public. Following the Milan event, seven local events will be held in March and April 2016 on farms across the European Union. Each will host a one day programme of farm tours, cookery workshops by local chefs, CAP presentations by experts and stakeholders as well as lunch- and dinner-debates.
In parallel a CAP Cook Book, will be developed and will include brief explanations on the various topics of the Common Agricultural Policy, farm portraits and recipes from renowned, local chefs, using products from the area.
More information on the project is available at http://www.capwhatscooking.eu