During its extraordinary assembly yesterday, the Iberoamerican Academy of Gastronomy unanimously approved to grant Zaragoza the Iberoamerican Capital of Sustainable Gastronomy, to be held in the Aragonese city from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. This capital involves the celebration, during one year, of various events and activities in the gastronomic sector, which will have a local, regional, national and international impact.
Zaragoza Turismo establishes as objectives of this capital the attraction of visitors to the city, the training of the sector, gastronomic, leisure and cultural activities, the mitigation of the impact of the carbon footprint, the enhancement of local and Latin American gastronomy and the visibility of local and kilometer zero products. All of these actions are part of the city’s strategy linked to a clear commitment to sustainable tourism.
The Deputy Mayor of Zaragoza and Councilor for Culture and Outreach, Sara Fernandez, stressed that “this designation means placing Zaragoza as a national and international benchmark for sustainable gastronomy and local products; as well as giving visibility to the actions carried out to mitigate the carbon footprint in the city’s hotel and catering industry”. “It is a great honor and responsibility to host in Zaragoza a title of these characteristics, which delves into gastronomy, from the field of sustainability, as a vehicle for transformation, wealth and socio-cultural connection between regions and countries,” said Fernandez, who also said that it is “an excellent tool for external promotion and image of the city, its products and the good work of professionals in the hospitality and hotel sectors, but also with a very enriching degree of training and exchange of experiences.”