Today’s show explores the lofty goal of meaningful, cultural/culinary diplomacy and how it can work wonders for our international relationships and … our palates! On May 17th, the 10th Annual, Embassy Chef Challenge was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in downtown Washington. The Challenge encourages culinary diplomacy through the celebration of food, drinks, dance, music and fashion. The event featured more than 30 executive chefs from embassies here in DC who gather to share tastes and talk of their favorites ingredients and recipes in friendly competition; mixologists from each country concocting cocktails, dance and fashion designer presentations and a tremendous amount of good fellowship.
Our guests today on Industry Night with Foodie and the Beast just prior to the event included a cultural mélange of fascinating participants from Bangladesh, Ghana and the Philippines.