Visitors enjoy Vietnammese foods at the event (Source: VNA)
Geneva (VNA) – Vietnam’s culinary art was introduced to Swiss friends at a programme recently co-hosted by Alimentarium – the Museum of Nutrition in Vevey city of Switzerland and the Vietnamese Embassy in the country.

Laetitia Aeberli from the museum said the joint organisation between the two agencies reflected the close relations between the two countries, and also aimed to honour Vietnamese food.

As part of activities to mark the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Switzerland, the event showed determination of both nations to further deepen their cooperation and friendship in all fields immediately after the visit to Switzerland of Vietnamese National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong, said Ambassador Pham Hai Bang.

Swiss visitors were offered a chance to enjoy several Vietnamese traditional foods such spring rolls and Pho (noodle soup).

Alimentarium is the first museum in the world devoted exclusively to nutrition. A wonderful and educational vegetable garden also belongs to the museum. Since more than 30 years, visitors have been able to peek inside pots to view the contents and culinary habits of people from near and far.

Exhibitions organised by the museum with different subjects, numerous mediation activities, gastronomic tastings, cooking workshops and guided tours provide visitors an opportunity to quench their thirst and fulfill their appetite for knowledge.

Following the event, “Thuong nho dong que” (Nostalgia for the countryside) movie by Vietnamese director Dang Nhat Minh was screened in Lausanne city in the framework of the Vietnam Cultural Day in Switzerland on October 14.

Frederic D’Aram – a lawyer in the Vaud state said he was impressed by the film, adding that it helped him get insight into Vietnamese culture and people.

“Thuong nho dong que” was made in early 1995 by Minh and commissioned by NHK television as part of celebrations to mark the 100th birthday of cinema. It received five international awards in film festivals in France, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand.

Many international press agencies considered the movie as one of the best films of the Asian cinema.-VNA