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Since june 2011, the Université François-Rabelais in Tours is hosting the Unesco Chair "Safeguarding and Promotion of Cultural Food Heritages". Messenger of the Unesco principles on culture and education, this Chair aims to promote relations between scientists, in France and in the world, thanks to its international network, on food cultural heritages issue. It develops research, training and transfer of knowledges activities.



International Conference of Chinese Food Culture


The pictures of the international conferences are available now, please follow the link to see them. 


Flavors of Istanbul. A selection from original 19th century Ottoman Recipes



This book is the collaborative effort of Ozge Samanci, who is in the network of the UNESCO Chair and Sharon Croxford. Ozge's studies and experience in food and especially in Ottoman culinary history along with a life of cooking and eating are balanced against Sharon's years of teaching and working with food and capturing it with words or photographic images.