More than 4,000 people have taken part in the second Alícia’t popular cookery festival at Món Sant Benet
This weekend (3 and 4 May), Món Sant Benet has been the capital of easy, healthy, fun cookery. More than 4,000 people have taken part in the second Alícia’t Festival, which, during the weekend and for the second successive year, has opened the doors of the Alícia Foundation and Món Sant Benet to explain that good eating habits have a direct effect on health, with workshops for all ages, activities open to the public, raffles and stalls with agri-food products.
This year, good weather brought big crowds and, during the two days, the organised workshops – twice as many as last year – were virtually full. Overall, about a hundred sessions were held. There were workshops for families, workshops designed to prevent food waste and for microwave cookery, and also other new ones, such as those given by the chef from L’Ó restaurant at Món Sant Benet, Jordi Llobet, who tried to provide easy but sophisticated recipes.
As well as workshops, about twenty companies, local councils and organisations linked to the world of food, gastronomy and cookery filled the stalls in the Món Sant Benet square. Special tours of the Monastery of Sant Benet de Bages and the market gardens were held and a large square was filled with children’s games and physical activities to reinforce the idea that health and food are accompanied by physical exercise.
The aim behind this event is the promotion of the values shared by the Alícia Foundation and the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera: cuisine, territory, health, closeness and heritage.
The work of the Alícia Foundation so that everyone eats better
The Alícia’t festival was begun last year to celebrate the Alícia Foundation’s five years working with the public at Món Sant Benet. It has now been working for six years so that everyone eats better. The foundation’s work is structured in three core areas: technological innovation in the kitchen, improving eating habits and recovering agri-food and gastronomic heritage. These values are shared with the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, which forms part of the board of the Alícia Foundation and owns Món Sant Benet.