Chilli Festival, a celebration of food and culture, September 10 to 14 in Diamante (Cz).
In the five days dedicated to His Majesty the Chili fact, there is also room for conferences, roundtables, exhibitions, cinema, comedy, cabaret, street theater, music and folklore.
Testimonial of the 22 th edition of the Chili Pepper Festival Riace bronzes which are increasingly becoming a symbol of Calabria. The two warriors will be the stars of the upcoming campaigns promoting tourism in Calabria and the Academy of chili does not want to be outdone by presenting the statues to two hundred thousand visitors in September will be on Diamond and organizing during the five mornings, trips to Reggio Calabria to visit the Museum.
Everything for the road, "inspired" the concept of "hot" and figuratively means "transgressive", "erotic", "fun" and "out of the ordinary."
All the streets and all the protagonists in five days allegria.Tutti involved in the game of the party. All intoxicated by the presence of His Majesty the Pepper in the square that you grant to his most loyal subjects. In perfect harmony with the "philosophy" of His Majesty, who came from the Americas, has been familiar with the weaker social classes, so as to merit the label "democratic" and "popular." This year there will also be space for less than 7 competitions. First film with "Spicy film festival": a national competition of short films organized in collaboration with the Cinecircolo "Maurizio Grande".
There will also be space for poetry with "Pour hot" a competition for works expressly dedicated to chili with the intent to publish, in time, an anthology of the most beautiful and meaningful work. The third contest is the now classic "Award for the best thesis on the chili."
Another contest "historic" is dedicated to photography. It is organized in collaboration with the cultural association "Massenzio art" of Rome. This year has the theme "Earth" with reference to the Mediterranean region, its culture, traditions, customs and consumption, symbols and landscapes. There is also the journalistic competition "Pen all'arrabbiata" and will be awarded by a panel of experts to "an Italian journalist who, over the last year, was marked by the creation of products and services especially extraordinary and unconventional ". Entrusted to a jury also the National Award "Advertising spicy 2014": will be awarded "the best advertising campaign inspired by the chili." Brand new, finally, the national competition "Prince Gourmet 2014".
This is done for the first time this year and wants to reward a "Master of Italian cuisine that is particularly distinguished for the promotion and enhancement of Italian cuisine." Award the jury of experts chaired by Cino Tortorella. The fifteen chefs selected this year are: Gualtiero Marchesi, Alfonso Iaccarino, Annie Féolde, Carlo Cracco, Valeria Piccini, Gianni Esposito, Heinz Beck, Valazza Luisa, Maria Teresa Marcotti, Massimo Bottura, Max Alajmo, Moreno Cedroni, Nadia Moroni, Nadia Santini, Peter Zito.