Friendly Foods. Local producers' market.
"The Night of Ideas" at the French Institute.
Thursday January 30th, from 6 pm to midnight
Calle del Marqués de la Ensenada, 10
One idea: changing our model of production, distribution and consumption of food may be the key to a new Europe of regions, where cities are inserted in the surrounding terrazzo, support agro-ecological systems, and creates a dialogue and exchange in urban-rural equity. The average European spends around 10% of his or her income on food, which often reinforces an agro-industry that is depleting the soil, mistreating people and animals, generating packaging and waste, and leading us to the monopoly of a few companies that, from the land of robotic cultivation to the ready-made dish, will dictate the future of our territories. If feeding ourselves is a cultural and political act, let us think and generate ways of inhabiting peoples and grazing forests, collectively, creating economies and enjoying cooking and knowing, from the underground rhizome to the aroma of a distillate. In these ten years of field work we have advanced in nourishing this ecosystem of ideas and practices, weaving a network of alliances with producers and carrying out ourselves elaborations, meetings, popular meals or cheese and exhibitions. This market is a brief manifestation of all this. For a few hours we will celebrate those who dedicate energy and attention to producing and elaborating food in the vicinity of the city, and with them present, the exchange of stories, knowledge and forms of mutual support.
Another idea: every night, an al fresco market in every square of the city, with frogs and moths, parties and revelry, and a table to share.
From the countryside we bring our Gamoneu del Puerto cheese, made from three different types of milk, smoked and matured in caves in Picos de Europa. La Unión wine made with artisan winemakers and different native grape varieties in different terroirs, artisan beer, books and jams.
In our company:
La Asociación Cultural Q'ori Llaqta Llaqta
Asociación Barró / Jara
From the region of Madrid and outskirts:
Los Apisquillos, Puebla de la Sierra
La Caperuza, Busterviejo
María Lapuente y Gabi Peris Ohrt, Vega de Chinchón
El Arbol del Pan, Fresnedillas de la Oliva
Los Esparteros, Perales de Tajuña
Asociación La Troje, El Berrueco
Por las ramas, El Escorial
Las Polish Fermentos