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  • Sustainable Gastronomy: environment, culture, and economy.

    by admin | 26 June, 2019

    If you wish to learn more about sustainable gastronomy or want to start your own project concerning these characteristics, it is important that you finish reading this article. 

    According to the UN, sustainable gastronomy seeks to promote natural and cultural diversity throughout the world through the use of a gastronomic model that encourages and advocates for the consumption of food products in a environmentally responsible manner.

    The model’s base consists of three main factors: environmental care, cultural preservation, and local economic drive.

    Lets take a look at the first factor.  If you ask any Chef, “what is the most important aspect of your cooking and cuisine”? They will surely answer that it is the origin of the ingredients. 

    Sustainable gastronomy seeks to produce its own ingredients in order to gain greater control over their quality.

    If you do not have your own garden, farm, or orchard (like the Cenote Maya Native Park of Alltournative), you should be able to find place nearby. Natural and fresh ingredients are always better. 

    What Is Achieved Through Sustainable Gastronomy?

    1. Reduction of environmental impacts derived from agricultural activities 

    This is a result that occurs as long as we take of, and control, certain aspects concerning crop production, including: soil erosion, water contamination, biodiversity preservation, and correct use of pesticides. 

    Remember – we always seek to harmonize our activities with the surrounding environment while avoiding the pollution of our planet.

    1. Stimulation of local consumption 

    The most important thing is to make use of locally grown ingredients and to stimulate their consumption. This will help to support the local economy. 

    Think about it! Your decision can play a fundamental role in the development of marginalized communities. By helping provide local growers with additional work you help to ensure that they also have nutritious food to provide their families. 

    We can venture to say that sustainable gastronomy is, and will be, an important tool to combat worldwide hunger.

    1. Promotion of regional culture 

    Local dishes and culinary uses of ingredients are the greatest expressions of the regions cultural diversity.

    If you pay attention to a place’s gastronomic customs, you are sure to learn a substantial amount about how it’s society is shaped.

    Be sure to pay attention and think about who prepares the food, how much food they consume at gatherings, what the typical dishes are, and how proud the people are of their recipes. 

    Sustainable gastronomy consists of using ingredients that represent the culture of a country or region. 

    By developing, rescuing, and preserving traditional dishes allows us to attract tourists looking for a unique gastronomic experience.

    Today, many restaurants, hotels, and tourism agencies, such as Alltournative, work hard to be a part of sustainable tourism and to leave a positive footprint on the world.

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