European ConFOODsion


Who is behind this?

Barbara Caputo



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

In the year of the Italian Expo, we want to realize a performance about food and a book of "symbolic" recipes, involving participants from all EU countries, in order to vehiculate the importance of food habits and values for conviviality, friendship, exchange, interculturality, deep feelings

Where will your idea take place?


Why does Europe need your idea?

We think that this is an important idea in order to vehiculate deep values and feelings linked to food throughout Europe, increasing mutual knowledge, friendship and tolerance. This is not a simple project about recipes, but connecting knowledge, interculturality, social cohesion and performative and visual arts, so we think this is a very complex and original idea. And think as well that other countries or organizations can use these methods in order to spread out knowledge about their cultures through food.

What is your impact?

With this project we'll be able to spread the fire about the idea of a united Europe, exchanging deep cultural values about conviviality, friendship, exchange, gift, love, interculturality, cultural hibridity, collective memories. We'll spread about not only recipes but also all these deep values. This initiative will give a contribution in order to spread about and enhance tolerance, interculturality, friendship, cultural exchange in Europe, and knowledge of other European countries' culture.

How do you get there?

- Workshops about food: memories, senses, feelings, embodied knowledge, intercultural recipes.
- Performance about food: talking about food, preparing different recipes, using different kitchen instruments from different countries.
- Shooting a documentary about the performance
- Writing a book of intercultural recipes with participants' photographs
- Setting up a site with the documentary and the recipee book.

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Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 40000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 40000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We hope to receive interesting feedbacks and suggestions from the others on the platform, as well as proposals of partnership concerning this project.



Idea created on April 10, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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