Pastries foster dialogue among cultures

This project is addressed to artists, confectioners, bakers, chefs and creatives, who are interested in the realisation of an artistic project which aims to promote the meeting and dialogue among cultures, through the distribution of new sweet recipes around the Mediterranean countries, made by the Love Difference confectioneries. The Love Difference Pastries represent a cultural passport that joins different cultures in the Mediterranean area and brings them closer, through the experience of taste. It will cross all the Mediterranean areas, activating through creativity, intercultural meetings increasing the value of difference. Love Difference launched an open-call to collect recipes and creative activities, with the aim of constructing a Love Difference confectioneries network, i.e. places where differences will meet each other and will be tasted. The recipes should translate the idea of cohabitation among cultures, using different channels: ingredients, production and distribution techniques, food design, etc.. The products will be selected by a jury composed of personalities of the cultural and gastronomic world. The entries selected will be presented at the event ‘Gelato e Dolci Love Difference come Passaporto culturale’ (Love Difference Ice-cream and sweets as cultural passports) from February 22 until February 24, 2008 in La Spezia, Italy.