Feast of Kaçimak

Commune of Shkrel, Malesi e Madhe

Albania

20-12-2014

Partners

Vullnetarizmi Nderkombetar Per Zhvillim Ne Shquiperi, VIS Albania

Typology of activities

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Main objective
  • Promote the themes of Essedra
  • Promote the high quality small-scale local productions
  • Sensitize citizens on the importance of their daily food choises
Brief Description

A great number of youngsters, approx 120, have participated in the Terra Madre Day 2014 event in the Commune of Shkrel, Malesi e Madhe. The event was called “The Feast of Kaçimak”. It was the first experience for the youngsters coming from all the villages of Shkrel valley who gathered at the Church of Shkrel to celebrate their good and traditional food.
The preparations started a day before, when 40 kg of potatoes were peeled. Kaçimak is a typical mountainous dish which is prepared with potatoes, corn flour, cheese, pig meat and butter. It was very fun for the kids to prepare the food themselves and enjoy it altogether. The professor of the school of the village of Bogë explained to the kids the principles of Slow Food and ESSEDRA. Also, some informative materials including biodiversity and Ark of Taste were distributed to them. The feast continued with folk dances and songs.

Targets
  • Consumers
  • Producers
  • Youth

N. participants: 140

Website: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=745056378909688&id=606244152790912

Organised by: VIS Albania and the Church of Shkrel

Referent: VIS Albania