The Mediterranean Diet Revisited

The Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest in the world.

It consists mostly of plant based foods, such as vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes and fruits. It includes few or no animal products. A food tradition born out of poverty, it is a kind of ‘starvation diet’ created by communities of farmers and fishermen living across the Mediterranean for centuries.

This diet has been recognised by UNESCO as part of humanity’s Intangible Heritage. Based on austerity, sharing and seasonality, it has a unique set of qualities and provides solutions to some of the most critical problems facing the planet today, such as the loss of biodiversity, food waste and climate change.

Foodprint is a cross-media project exploring why the Mediterranean Diet is relevant to our lives today.

Connecting Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Cyprus and Croatia, the project is based on photographs by five European photographers that bring alive an age-old way of life.

In parallel to the photography exhibition travelling across Europe, activities include photography workshops, educational programmes, documentary screenings, cooking events and culinary walks.

The exhibition is structured around five themes: survive, provide, cook, eat and sustain. These themes run across the Mediterranean Diet and highlight a holistic approach to food which aims to promote good health and inspire sustainable living.

Check the calendar for our upcoming events!

The Mediterranean Diet Revisited

The Mediterranean Diet is the healthiest in the world.

It consists mostly of plant based foods, such as vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes and fruits. It includes few or no animal products. A food tradition born out of poverty, it is a kind of ‘starvation diet’ created by communities of farmers and fishermen living across the Mediterranean for centuries.

This diet has been recognised by UNESCO as part of humanity’s Intangible Heritage. Based on austerity, sharing and seasonality, it has a unique set of qualities and provides solutions to some of the most critical problems facing the planet today, such as the loss of biodiversity, food waste and climate change.

Foodprint is a cross-media project exploring why the Mediterranean Diet is relevant to our lives today.

Connecting Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Cyprus and Croatia, the project is based on photographs by five European photographers that bring alive an age-old way of life.

In parallel to the photography exhibition travelling across Europe, activities include photography workshops, educational programmes, documentary screenings, cooking events and culinary walks.

The exhibition is structured around five themes: survive, provide, cook, eat and sustain. These themes run across the Mediterranean Diet and highlight a holistic approach to food which aims to promote good health and inspire sustainable living.

Check the calendar for our upcoming events!