CAP What's cooking?

About this Project 

From October 2015 until April 2016 the 'CAP, What’s cooking?' Project will host a series of cookery events on farms across Europe to make the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) more ‘digestible’ for the general public.

Based on these events in April 2016 the CAP Cook Book will be published with basic CAP information, farm portraits and delicious recipes from local chefs, that you can try at home.

The launch

On Sunday October 4 at the Italian Makers Village, over a hundred young enthusiasts about food and farming participated in the official project launch ‘CAP What’s cooking?:  Recipes for understanding the Common Agricultural Policy’, during a public event in the center of Milan.  

The event was organised by Groupe de Bruges, an independent European network, in close collaboration with the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) and the European Young Farms Organisation (CEJA) in the framework of the ‘We feed the planet’ programme ( 

Featuring a mix of cookery demonstrations, farmers’ portraits and presentations on the relation between food, farming and the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the event saw some 125 participants joining the discussion and tasting local delicious food.

Following the Milan event, seven local events will be held in March and April 2016 on farms across the European Union. Each will host a one day programme of farm tours, cookery workshops by local chefs, CAP presentations by experts and stakeholders as well as lunch- and dinner-debates.

A first preview of the beautifully designed CAP Cook Book is available on our website to highlight a Dutch example of a farm the Netherlands of Jaring Brunia, CAP Budget information made easy to understand and a tastefully designed receipt for Creamy risotto by Dutch chef Naresh Ramdjas.

The CAP Cook Book offers a unique perspective about the CAP. Practical information on the CAP, written in an easy to understand way, is combined with original recipes of Slow Food chefs and portraits of (young) farmers from across Europe explaining how they implement the CAP to make agriculture both more sustainable and more competitive. We also feature interviews, short essays of experts and stakeholders, giving their views on the new CAP and its implementation. 



Co-financed by the European Commission. 

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