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Popayan, Colombia appointed first UNESCO City of Gastronomy

 The city of Popayan, Colombia has been appointed the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy. The official appointment ceremony, during which the mayor received the certificate of membership of the Network, took place in Popayan on 11 August.
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Popayan’s Gastronomy Corporation’s involvement in advancing the gastronomy industry in collaboration with the city has proven to set an outstanding track record and the city’s impressive array of gastronomic offerings and venues are a valuable addition to the Network.

Popayan’s rich traditional dishes and ingredients have rendered the city with a unique gift and resource in the field of gastronomy, allowing the city to attract major gastronomic festivals and events since 2003.

Not only has the Gastronomy Corporation involved the public sector in its initiatives to raise awareness about the city’s great potential in the field of gastronomy, but it has also mobilized the private and civil society sectors in combining resources and know-how on a global scale.



Publication Date 28 Aug 2005


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