Published February 9, 2012

The director of the Alícia Foundation, Toni Massanés, and Jaume Biarnés, chef in the Foundation’s Department of Research, gave a conference at Yale University, invited by professor Paul Freedman, a prestigious medievalist and expert on the history of cuisine. 

The talk, under the title “Culinary Knowledge as a Social Tool”, illustrated the tradition of cuisine in Catalonia, and the fruit it has born. Moreover, they also explained the work that is carried out in Alícia. After the conference, they visited the little farm/kitchen garden cared for by Yale’s students to study the concepts of sustainability and proximity.
The representatives of the Alícia Foundation made the most of their trip to visit the prestigious chef Dan Barber on his farm and educational centre and thereby strengthen the collaborations between the two institutions as far as children’s education and workshops are concerned.