Highly anticipated around the world, this year’s Expo Milano 2015 is most certainly one of the largest food events in history. Centered on themes of sustainability and feeding the worlds’s growing population in the future, this world’s fair hopes to bring new technologies and ideas about food to the forefront of the world’s attention.
Participating countries have also used Expo 2015 as an opportunity to promote tourism, educate the rest of the world about their national heritage, and, of course, show off some of the best food their country has to offer.
As one might imagine, with 145 countries, numerous food producers, restaurants, companies, and food organizations participating in the event, it’s easy for a single group to get lost in the sheer size of it all. Well aware of this issue, one organization, Chefs of Emilia-Romagna Culinary Association (also known as Chef To Chef) decided to think way outside the box when preparing their contribution for the Expo. Rather than purchasing an expensive space and building a restaurant or display at the Expo, the association instead decided to organize a culinary journey through the heart of the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy that would culminate at the Expo.