Municipality of Tavira organises handicrafts

food, folklore and wine-tasting workshops 

Under the “Valorising – Sustainability Support Line” programme, the Municipality of Tavira proposed the project “Tavira and the Mediterranean Diet: A Sustainable Tourism Destination.

In this context, experimental workshops were planned based on the customs and traditions of the Mediterranean diet within the scope of handicrafts, folklore, food and wine tasting.

In the food department, the event “Mediterranean flavours from the Algarve” was organised which consisted of cooking demonstrations organised by Associação IN Loco. Participants could buy ingredients at Tavira Municipal Market and have fun learning how to prepare them.

On the subject of handicrafts, workshops were held on Empreita de Palma (palm-leaf preparation), cana (weaving with sugarcane fibres), taleigos (sack making) and short- and long-lasting esparto (a grass used to make cords and baskets) organised and guided by AECT – Projeto Lado a Lado as well as ASTA – Associação de Arte e Sabores de Tavira. 

The Rancho Folclore de Santo Estêvão was responsible for teaching a few traditional folklore dance steps for anyone interested, with a short demonstration followed by some training.

The wine tasting was held at the Tavira Municipal Museum-Palácio da Galeria – with the inclusion of a guided tour of the exhibition on the Mediterranean diet entitled “A Millenary Cultural Heritage” in collaboration with Associação Agrolares, Lda – and provided the chance to discover the different tastes and grape varieties of the wine produced in the Algarve.

These workshops took place in April, May and June.