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It's the Faculty of Life Sciences' 153-year anniversary and Claus Meyer, one of Denmark's most celebrated chefs, will let 1,500 students in on the secrets of Nordic Cuisine
Tuesday 8 March has the Faculty of Life Sciences turning 153. At the birthday party, a world-renowned chef Claus Meyer will open the students’ eyes – and mouths – to the best of culinary Denmark.
Claus Meyer is not only an honorary associate professor at the Department of Gastronomy and Health but also the co-founder of Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant recently voted the best in the world.
He is known as an agitator for ‘The New Nordic Cuisine Movement’, which aims to minimize the use of non-local agricultural produce, hereby promoting environment-friendly food consumption.
»Having potatoes and meat with every meal, Danes do not eat healthy at all,« Meyer says.
But »if we’re going to have a more beautiful food culture, we need to eat local produce,« he elaborates.
According to Meyer, the current food culture is not particularly good for people and definitely not for the environment. Yet he believes that every place in the world can promote a healthy food culture by adopting local foodstuffs.
»There is a beautiful message hidden in the Nordic landscape which speaks about what can or cannot be eaten,« as Claus Meyer puts it.
Tuesday, Meyer will let 1,500 students in on this secret and teach them how to be part of The Nordic Cuisine Movement on a student budget.
According to the Faculty of Life Sciences, the faculty will spend a total of DKK 60,000 on giving the students this memorable gustatory experience.
If you are a Life Science student, it is all happening tomorrow morning Tuesday from 8.15 to 10.00 in Marmorhallen, 40 Thorvaldsensvej, Frederiksberg.
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