Food Policy. On April 23rd the traditional pan de mej arrives in the canteens served by Milano Ristorazione

Food Policy. On April 23rd the traditional pan de mej arrives in the canteens served by Milano Ristorazione

 

An initiative to rediscover the flavors and food traditions of Milan and Lombardy

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Milan, 17 April 2024 - The journey through the flavors and food traditions of Milan and Lombardy continues in the canteens and school refectories, a journey that the Municipality of Milan and Milano Ristorazione are carrying forward to enhance the strong link between food and territory, in scope of the city's Food Policy activities.

To celebrate an important Ambrosian tradition, on Tuesday 23 April, girls and boys from all nursery, primary and lower secondary schools will receive Pan de Mej as dessert, a millet-based dessert with the aroma of dried elderflowers traditionally prepared on St. George's Day, in memory of the ancient custom of celebrating the signing of contracts for the supply of milk between herdsmen and milkmen.

After the success of the initiative carried out for the first time during the 2023 Food Forum, this year too the distribution will be accompanied by an illustrated flyer, which will tell the story and recipe of this traditional dessert, and the teachers and educators they will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the didactic and pedagogical contents in the classroom. The initiative, shared with school directors and managers of municipal educational services, has the aim of diversifying educational opportunities that go in the direction of recognizing the important value of food and, also, of preserving and passing on Milanese culinary traditions and Lombard even among the little ones.

Updated: 17/04/2024