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World Food Festival leaves a delicious aftertaste

The Rotterdam World Food Festival ended today with a ‘grand dessert’ by master chef François Geurds. All kinds of foods were sampled during this 5 week festival; from traditional meatballs in the first edition of RotterdamseKost to meat-flavoured ice cream in the Future Food House. The comprehensive, international programme attracted 80,000 visitors. Over 100 shops, bars, restaurants and hotels took part. The audience evaluated the event with an 8 out of 10.

To each their own taste
The Future Food House in the Museumpark in Rotterdam was the beating heart of the World Food Festival. This is where many chefs shared their culinary secrets and visitors were introduced to the future of our food. The first editions of food square Djemaa el Fna and of RotterdamseKost (Rotterdam Food) were very popular. On World Food Day, 38h Waste & Glory broke the world record of cooking with ‘wasted food’ in the Pauluskerk. Other events such as Cinema Culinair, the Wild Market and Roof Acres Dining attracted good crowds. The festival’s theme of ‘to each their own taste’ was clearly expressed in the programme. Programme leader and initiator Ellen Scholtens: ‘The richly varied programme of World Food Festival attracted a wide range of visitors. For example, visitors of the multiculinary festival Djemaa el Fna also took a look at the exhibition by Marije Vogelzang in the Future Food House and vice versa.’

Five weeks of culinary delights in a brand new festival World Food Festival, Rotterdam, 18 September – 27 October 2013

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about food.
‘Food’ is hotter than ever and Rotterdam is bubbling over with ideas. From 18 September to 27 October 2013, the World Food Festival presented the flavours of Rotterdam. Ranging from the Rotterdam meatball to culinary huzarenstuk and from urban farmer to street food. For five weeks, visitors could see, hear and taste what restaurants, food production companies, scientists and master chefs have to offer. The festival was spread across the entire city and the port of Rotterdam. Featuring large and small events, markets, tastings, workshops, interactive exhibitions, city tours and port excursions presenting the entire food chain.

Take a look at the English press releases:
World Food Festival
Highlights World Food Festival
Food Lab and learning from Top Chefs
World Food Festival leaves a delicious aftertaste

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