The start of the past decade saw the fruition of Foodpairing with a trilogy of highly successful gastronomic events called 'The Flemish Primitives'. These inspiring events focused on surprising pairings and new techniques used by chefs to elevate gastronomic experience. Since then, the food system has changed considerably. That’s why, at the start of this new decade, the creators of ‘The Flemish Primitives’ present a new, future-forward series of events: EATING THE GAP
OUR FOOD SYSTEM IS BROKEN
Agricultural practices are destroying forests and threaten biodiversity. Our food system is responsible for 25% of global CO2-emissions. While ⅓ of the food we produce goes to waste, 820 million people go to bed everyday with hunger. More so, 2 billion people are lacking in micronutrients, while 650 million people are obese. The hidden costs of this food system for our health and ecology loss are $12 trillion per year and will grow to $16 trillion (equaling the GDP of China).
Of course this wasteful system cannot be sustained. The food system should be taking care of us, the farmers, and the planet. Experts agree that encouraging people to adopt a more plant-rich diet is important to reduce the impact of food on the climate and improve your health.
We want to overcome these gaps. Let's eat them together!
We believe that chefs are game changers. Together with food innovators they are the perfect ambassadors and educators to help people evolve towards a more sustainable and healthy diet without sacrificing deliciousness.
EATING THE GAP
The new series of events titled ‘Eating the Gap’ provides inspiration, actionable insights and future-forward solutions to engage you with the much-needed transition. Foodpairing invites you to a virtual first the food landscape. This virtual kitchen experience will inspire, inform and empower you to make your kitchens future-proof.
Get ready for a programme full of interesting speakers and immerse yourself in this future-forward experience!
In our virtual kitchen we pair the world’s best chefs with a selection of food innovators and researchers. These experts provide ingredients for change on sustainable, healthy, personalized and future-proof food.
We create an overwhelming experience using state of the art camera techniques
At Eating the Gap you get a taste of the future!
Don’t miss it - November 16th, 2020