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Alex Atala’s Food is Culture Campaign Continues With New Video Plus Event This Sunday (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Alex Atala]

[Alex Atala]

Alex Atala continues with his Gastronomia É Cultura /  Eu Como Cultura (Gastronomy is Culture / I Eat Culture) campaign, recently posting on Instagram a video of fellow chefs, celebrities and friends who have posted their favorite Brazilian food with the hashtag #EuComoCultura. As we shared previously, Atala is pushing for the Brazilian government to recognize gastronomy as part of culture, which would qualify those in the industry to receive funding for special projects.

Celebrate And Eat Culture This Weekend With Alex Atala (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[Catraca Livre]

[Catraca Livre]

As part of Alex Atala’s Eu Como Cultura campaign, his Instituto ATÁ is teaming up with the gastronomic fair O Mercado, art gallery Choque Cultural and online city guide Catraca Livre to bring this weekend’s event Gastronomia é Cultura que se Come (Gastronomy is Culture That is Eaten).

Alex Atala’s New Campaign: Food is Culture (PO)

By Natasha Greenhouse

[ATÁ]

[ATÁ]

Feijoada, farofa, brigadeiro, malagueta pepper, acaí. These aren’t just foods or dishes of Brazil, but rather manifestations of Brazilian culture. And Alex Atala is on a mission to get Brazil to recognize this.

His Instituto Atá has launched a campaign called Gastronomia É Cultura / Eu Como Cultura (Gastronomy is Culture / I Eat Culture.) The campaign aims to collect 1 million signatures for a petition to push for bill 6562/13 that would legally recognize Brazilian gastronomy as culture.  This bill calls for gastronomy to be incorporated under the Rouanet Law, which provides tax incentives for corporations and individuals to fund cultural projects. The bill is currently under review at the Chamber of Deputies, but it needs a push for lawmakers to actually vote on it.