Food is an important aspect of all cultures in the world. This project is a collaboration between The Food Bridge vzw and the BigPicnic project of the botanic garden Meise Belgium. This is in support of the Bigpicnic's focus on an intercultural expedition on food and food preferences. For example what is the prefered food of the average Nigerian? What crops play a major role in the Indian, Nicaraguan or Ugandan cuisine? How can research on these crops contribute to more food security?

Thus we plan special visits to the Botanic Garden with groups from different nationalities, During these visits, the participants share their knowledge and the relevance of the plants in their culture. These visits show the commonalities and differences in the food cultures with regards to the use of the food crops. We also aim to link the researchers and gardeners that work at the garden to ordinary people who can benefit from their knowledge.

As part of this project, we work hard to put a human face to the research of the experts, thus highlighting further the relevance of their work. We have also started a project on food memories, which led to the production of a short film. We intend to expand this to include different nationalities and later have an exhibition of the films. If you or your organization want to vbe part of this project, please contact

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