Mediterranean Diet Fair returns with UNESCO stamp

Mediterranean Diet Fair returns with UNESCO stamp

Tavira || The Mediterranean Diet Fair will be returning to Tavira between September 5 and 7 – this time as a town that boasts UNESCO recognition for Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Tavira mayor Jorge Botelho has promised a “very rich and broad programme which will attract many visitors”.
Announcing the line-up last week, he said the fair will be a “celebration” of the diet having been considered Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO last December.
It will feature cooking lessons, food seminars and workshops, as well as exhibitions focusing on Mediterranean products such as wine, olive oil and carobs.
As opposed to an eating plan, the Mediterranean Diet is a more “healthy lifestyle”.
It includes the daily consumption of bread, pasta or rice, vegetables and fruit, the use of olive oil as the main source of fat, a moderate consumption of fish, white meat, dairy products and eggs, and the restricted consumption of red meat and sugar.
Physical activity, water and a moderate consumption of wine are also important parts of the diet.
The regional tourism board (RTA) will be one of the exhibitors at the fair, as its president Desidério Silva believes it is an “excellent way to let tourists know about Portugal’s culture and cuisine”.
The fair will take place at Rua do Cais in Jardim das Palmeiras and will be open between 6pm and midnight on Friday (September 5), between 10am and midnight on Saturday (September 6) and between 10am and 10.30pm on Sunday (September 7).
Admission is free.