21st Edition from 21 to 30 September

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Cous Cous Fest returns to San Vito Lo Capo, the international Festival of Cultural Integration. The 21st edition will take place from the 21st to the 30th of September 2018. The event, organized by the Marketing &Communication Agency Feedback in cooperation with the Town of San Vito Lo Capo, promotes intercultural exchangebetween Euro-Mediterranean nations and many more, drawing on couscous:a dish with a long history and element of synthesis between different cultures. A culinary competition whichbrings together10 countries, cooking shows with top chefs, cultural meetings and cooking challenges are some of the features of the events programme which embraces taste, culture and fun. 10 days with special guests and international artists who, like every year, enliven the ‘Couscous evenings’ under the light of the stars, with shows and concerts. The first weekend of the festival presents the ‘Campionato italiano BIA couscous’, the competition where chefs from all over Italy prepare couscous-based dishes. Up to the 30th June it is possible to sign up for the contest at https://contest.couscousworld.com/.

This year there will be 10 nations competing for the Couscous World Championship, main competiton of the festival and heart of the event. The chefs will be judged both by a panel of specialists and by an audience panel made up of visitors to the Festival. Couscous aficionadoswill find over 30 recipes in the ‘Houses of Cousccous’; the 6 tasting spots positioned all over the village, 4 of which located on the beach. You’ll find not just couscous in the new space ‘Cous Cous and friends’, while ‘Dolcemente Sicilia’ will offer the most delicious sweetrecipes from the island.
In order to taste the dishes createdby top chefs, it is possible for visitors to participate in the cooking shows with special guests Giorgione, from Gambero Rosso Channel, Giancarlo Morelli, michelin star chef, and Sergio Barzetti, star of the cooking tv show ‘La prova del cuoco’. Top Sicilian chef and restauranteur Filippo La Mantia will also take part in the festival, together with food blogger Chiara Maci, who will lead a couscous laboratory for our younger visitors.