Make your own pasta alla Ama­tri­ciana in aid of the quake vic­tims

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In the con­text of the sol­i­dar­ity ini­tia­tives that have sprung up in the af­ter­math of the earth­quake in cen­tral Italy of Au­gust 24, the Em­bassy of Italy in Nicosia is con­vey­ing to all restau­ra­teurs and peo­ple of Cyprus the ap­peal of Carlo Petrini, Pres­i­dent of Slow Food.

With A fu­ture for Ama­trice on Face­book (#un­fu­tur­op­era­ma­trice), Slow Food asks restau­ra­teurs from around the world to put the sym­bolic dish of this dev­as­tated town on their menus: They should keep it on the menu for at least a year, do­nat­ing a small part of the pro­ceeds to those af­fected in this tragedy.

By the same to­ken, cus­tomers are kindly asked to choose these dishes wher­ever they find them in restau­rants. The funds will be paid di­rectly to the town of Ama­trice.

The goal of the ini­tia­tive is to pro­vide an on­go­ing, steady stream of dona­tions to those who have lived through the trauma, as­sist­ing them in re­turn­ing to a sense of nor­mal­ity as soon as pos­si­ble. In Petrini’s words: “With a sym­bolic dish of the gas­tro­nomic his­tory of Ama­trice, we hope to spread the val­ues of sol­i­dar­ity and shar­ing all over the world, typ­i­cal of the farm­ing cul­ture it was born from.”

For restau­ra­teurs who would like to join the ap­peal: un­fu­tur­op­era­ma­trice@slow­food.it (cc the Ital­ian Em­bassy in Nicosia: amb­nico.mail@es­teri.it)

The list of par­tic­i­pat­ing restau­ra­teurs can be found on the Slow Food Italy web­site www.slow­food.it/

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