University of Algarve hosts solar cooking conference

An international conference on solar cooking entitled CONSOLFOOD-2016 will be held at the University of Algarve’s Superior Institute of Engineering on January 22-23 (Friday and Saturday).

The event will feature 18 lectures about the “advances in solar thermal food processing” as well as solar cooking demonstrations for students, hotel and restaurant professionals, scouts and anyone else enticed by the thought of using the sun to make delicious meals.

“It is important to continue sharing knowledge and promoting collaborations to widen the access for solar cooking in different contexts (at home, restaurants, canteens),” the event’s website reads.

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In May 2015, the Resident published an interview with Celestino Ruivo, a UAlg lecturer and researcher known as one of the driving forces behind solar cooking in the Algarve (click here).