The Mediterranean Diet was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2010.
Here’s an extract from UNESCO’s web page on the Mediterranean Diet: (http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/RL/00394)
“The Mediterranean diet constitutes a set of skills, knowledge, practices and traditions ranging from the landscape to the table, including the crops, harvesting, fishing, conservation, processing, preparation and, particularly, consumption of food.
The Mediterranean diet is characterized by a nutritional model that has remained constant over time and space, consisting mainly of olive oil, cereals, fresh or dried fruit and vegetables, a moderate amount of fish, dairy and meat, and many condiments and spices, all accompanied by wine or infusions, always respecting beliefs of each community.
However, the Mediterranean diet (from the Greek diaita, or way of life) encompasses more than just food. It promotes social interaction, since communal meals are the cornerstone of social customs and festive events. It has given rise to a considerable body of knowledge, songs, maxims, tales and legends.”
At Conserves Ferrer, through the use of quality ingredients and traditional methods and recipes (Aioli, Romesco, Calcots, Gazpacho), we are proud to be a contributor to the expansion of Spanish and Catalan Cooking around the globe.
Our products are prepared using natural ingredients, free of preservatives or colorants and a large range are Gluten Free.
Ferrer products are greatly appreciated in many countries outside of Spain. Currently we export to more than 50 countries and products such as Gazpacho are sold in more than 24 different countries.
Visit our web page to see the full range of products such as the new Vegetable Risotto!