On Friday 11 October 2019 it was held the “True Italian Taste” event at the hotel “The Reverie Saigon”. The event was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development, by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM), by the Association of Chambers of Italian Trade Abroad (Assocamerestero) and the Consulate General of Italy in HCMC.
The “True Italian Taste” focused on Italian olive oil with a series of interesting activities: a presentation of authentic IGP and DOP Made in Italy oil, a master class on the Olive oil & a journey through the history of Olive oil and, finally, a True Italian tasting experience. The President of ICHAM Michele D’Ercole, the Executive Chef of the Reverie Saigon Giovanni Parrella and the Consul General of Italy Dante Brandi took part at the event.
Diving into the Italian cuisine means falling in love with one of the most used and well-known ingredients all over the world: the Olive oil. Thanks to its Mediterranean origins the olive oil has been exported everywhere around the globe as an Italian excellence. All the best Italian recipes encounter olive oil among their ingredients mainly because it contributes to the overall flavor of the dish granting a fruity, halfway between bitter and spicy taste. But it is not only for the savor that it is used in Italian dishes but also because it carries several other qualities and beneficial properties: it is a natural antioxidant, it provides emollient effects on skin, a softening efficacy on hair and it is essential for the wellbeing of the intestine and stomach.
True Italian Taste is part of the next IV edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, that it will be from 18 to 24 November 2019. The edition of this year will have as main theme the “Food education: the culture of taste”.