Calendar - Gastronomy
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On Wednesday, March 11, Miami Dade College will welcome world-renowned Basque Chef Juan Mari Arzak, whose restaurant in San Sebastián, has held three Michelin stars since 1989. MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will present Chef Arzak with a Presidential Medal in recognition of his lifetime achievement as an innovator in the culinary arts across the globe. This recognition has been promoted by the Basque Culinary Center with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute.
This is an important recognition promoted by the Basque Culinary Center with the support of Etxepare Basque Institute; the aim of this relevant university is to reward a lifetime of work and the significant international impact of the Basque chef.
The Presidential Medal recognizes one of the key promoters of the New Basque Cuisine, which was the beginning of the global culinary revolution occurred in the last 15 years. Juan Mari Arzak and Pedro Subijana, along with 10 other cooks, prompted a renewal movement that changed the way the cuisine is understood and practiced.
With this distinction, Juan Mari Arzak will join the select group of personalities that have been distinguished with this medal, among which are Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, or Muhammad Yunus, Barack Obama, Madeleine Albright and Alvaro Uribe.
Miami Dade College is a public university located in Miami, Florida (USA), with eight campuses and more than 160,000 students. Is the largest higher education organization of the State of Florida and the second largest in the United States of America.
Washington DC will host the festival Iberian Suite: Global remix arts festival on March 2-24, where Hasier Etxeberria will present two films about cooking and Basque chefs, within the Culinary & Film section, with the support of Etxepare Basque Institut.
On March 7, the documentary produced by the Basque Culinary Center and EiTB Euskadi: Cocina en la Cumbre will be screened. Subijana, Arzak, Eneko Atxa, Argiñano, Arbelaitz, Berasategi ... the most emblematic Basque chefs talk about cooking in the documentary directed by Francisco Javier Gutiérrez and Jon Arregui.
On March 8, on the other hand, they will show the work Juan Mari Arzak: Etxe bat da Mundua by Hasier Etxeberria. This is a documentary about one of the most famous Basque chefs.
As a result of the joint work between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Mintzanet platform -of the group Maramara*- Basque artists and agents will offer, training sessions from the Basque Coutnry to the Institute students at international universitites, beginning tomorrow.
This project aims to enrich the academic offer of the Basque Language and Culture readerships of the Institute in 35 worldwide universities, and also to disseminate our culture further. The sessions will be done through the Mintzanet platform, created to give an opportunity to those who wish to practice Basque language and talk to other people through the internet. The virtual lessons will be recorded and later offered online.
The Institute readers were given the chance to ask for the participation of artists and agents of any culture sphere. In the first season the names chosen have been the writers Mark Kurlansky, Eider Rodriguez, Unai Elorriaga, Itxaro Borda, Arantxa Urretabizkaia y Karmele Jaio, the professors Iván Igartua and Iñaki Martinez de Luna and the verse improviser Miren Amuriza. They will offer training sessions to university students in France, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Catalonia, Germany and Italy about several subjects: Basque language, language policies, hitory, translation, literature, cinema or Basque verse improvising.
The Basque Connection Festival will strengthen ties between Basque and Swedish cultures. This gastro-cultural event will take place in Magasinsgatan street, in Gothenburg.
The program revolves around gastronomy and includes cooking workshops, screenings of short films, project presentations, live music and DJ´s.
13:00: David Martinez - Pintxo-workshop
16:30: The Foodies Corner
17:30: Short films, Kimuak
18:30: Live music: Torbjörn Arro Förberger
Once more again, the Basque language students at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan have organised the Basque Days (April 9-11), a festival that aims to bring the Basque culture outside from the University and make it known in the city. The main characteristic of the festival is the collaboration with external fundations and institutions, in order to achieve a major public. In the program of this year, we can underline the collaboration with the story-tellers group Karawana Opowiesi, the screening of the film Gazta Zati Bat (sutitled by the students of the Basque lecturership into Polish) at the Muza Cinema, the Basuw Veganfood cooked and served by the Skad Bierzesz Bialko group, the online contest organised thanks to the help of the SuperMemo publishing house, the Basque language lesson at the Science and Arts Festival, the food tasting and pintxo contest at the Pika Pika bar and the many activities organised at the Glosna and Dragon club: lectures, debates and the ending party.