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Wednesday, October 09 2019 - 02:11
Xinhua Silk Road: East China Huai'an hosts cuisine activities eying to join UNESCO Creative Cities Network
BEIJING, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Huai'an city of east China's Jiangsu Province recently hosted a series of 
cuisine exhibition and promotion activities as further efforts to apply for 
Gastronomy City under UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Food representatives, experts and scholars from home and abroad were gathered 
to co-explore ways for promoting Huaiyang cuisine culture, constructing 
creative city as well as enhancing citizen well-being through gastronomy.

Banquet theme exhibition, Huaiyang cuisine technique performance, promotion as 
well as tasting events were presented, serving the audiences a close-up 
experience of the "state dinner" for the founding of the People's Republic of 
China (PRC) as well as special Huaiyang canal banquet.

On-site, a strategic cooperation agreement was reached among Huai'an Gastronomy 
City application office, Jiangsu Catering Industry Association and Jiangsu 
Huaiyang cuisine research and development center to further promote 
high-quality development of Huaiyang cuisine through industry development, 
promotions, talent cultivating, dialogues and green development.

Huaiyang cuisine should go international to let the world know better about 
China's Jiangsu, according to Mi Zhengfu, head of Australian Chinese restaurant 
industry association.

It is noted that Huai'an city government attached great importance to Huaiyang 
cuisine industry development and has provided some 10 million yuan annually 
since 2012 for the inheritance and innovation of Huaiyang cuisine-related 

Notably, it has established special working committee, cultural research 
institution, Huaiyang cuisine association, Huaiyang cuisine group, as well as 
built China Huaiyang Cuisine Culture Museum, the first such theme museum in 

The city initiated Gastronomy City application process last April, aiming to 
better present Huai'an food culture to the world, deepen international industry 
exchanges and cooperation while inject more culture elements and vitality into 
city development. 

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SOURCE: Xinhua Silk Road Information Service