Tourism highlights historical and cultural reference and role of DR in origins of Ibero-American gastronomy
Huelva, Spain.- In a transcendental event where the historical cultural union of two continents in the gastronomic world is valued, the Dominican Republic has been chosen as the guest country in the first “Binomic” Ibero-American Gastronomic Congress, held from 25 to 27 October in the coastal province of Huelva, Spain.
The first edition of “Binómico” began this Monday 25 at the Casa Colón in Huelva under the slogan “22 kitchens, one identity”, in order to put Huelva in the foreground in the world of gastronomy, where the vice ministers participate of Tourism Carlos Peguero and Roberto Henríquez, of International Cooperation and Quality of Tourist Services, respectively.
When delivering a speech, Vice Minister Peguero, on behalf of the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader and Minister David Collado, expressed his satisfaction that the Dominican Republic has been chosen as a guest country, in the activity that promotes Ibero-American gastronomy.
“Being part of this great meeting, commits us as a country to continue putting in value our cultural, natural and historical capital, allowing us to promote actions that can place the active participation of the agri-food and gastronomic sector in order to comply with the 2030 agenda, which is it translates into economic, social and environmental development ”, explained the official.
Peguero, who is also Executive Director of the Pedernales Tourism Development Plan, highlighted as important for the event, the historical reference, since it is the island of La Hispaniola where this whole process of cultural syncretization began, which allows us to speak of a Ibero-American gastronomy.
“Ibero-American cuisine combines colors, smells and flavors, products collected in our continent, perfectly combined by our culinary masters and artisans, creating magical dishes that conquer the most demanding palates,” he said.
She also highlighted the participation in the activity of chefs Tita, Ana Lebrón and María Marte “women who give prestige to Dominicanness and Dominican cuisine.”
Chef Marte conquered the participants in her inaugural presentation “Exalting Ibero-American Gastronomy”, in which she exhibited a sample of Quisqueya’s gastronomic identity, presenting the most popular typical dishes such as sancocho criollo and the most traditional products of the Caribbean country .
“The great objective of this congress is none other than to demonstrate and once again show the world that when we come together, it is under the same identity, the Ibero-American,” said the director of Binomico, Alberto Paz, during his opening remarks in the event.
The opening ceremony in this first edition of “Binómico” was attended by the country, the Ambassadors of the Dominican Republic in the Ibero-American country, Juan Bolívar Díaz; Aníbal de Castro, Dominican ambassador to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); Catherine Peña, consul of the Dominican Republic.
It also had the presence of Luis Ros, president of the Dominican Academy of Gastronomy, representatives of gastronomic academies and business associations in the province of Huelva.