Mediterranean Olive Oil Cities Network ReCOMed «Mediterranean Diet Menu» Contest, Imperia 2014

The Mediterranean Olive Oil Cities Network “ReCOMed” and the Cultural Foundation “Routes of the olive tree” are organizing a « Mediterranean Menu » cooking contest, in their effort to valorize and promote the Mediterranean culture, the values of traditional cuisine and Mediterranean Diet

Participants are invited to propose an original Mediterranean 3-course menu (starter, main dish and dessert), made with fresh local ingredients, vegetables, fruit and extra virgin olive oil.

The recipes should have local character, include the Mediterranean Diet pyramid elements and covey the values and principles of the Mediterranean Diet, recognized by the UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on November 16, 2010.

The proposed menu will be evaluated by an international panel of technical experts, according to the following criteria:

  • 1. Originality & innovation
  • 2. Accuracy
  • 3. Quality & aesthetic of images
  • 4. Conformity with the Mediterranean Diet principles
  • 5. Description of the values and philosophy that inspired the menu

The contest is open to all food bloggers who can apply in english or french.

The winner will participate in the Mediterranean Diet Forum in Imperia, Italy, on November 14-16 2014, where he will compete with the winners from the other ReCOMed countries for the nomination of the « Mediterranean Diet Dish (travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the Cultural Foundation “Routes of the Olive Tree)».


Fill in and sign the attached application form and send it by e-mail to the address:, by October 12, 2014 the latest.


By applying to the contest, participants accept the present regulations and authorize ReCOMed and the Cultural Foundation « Routes of the Olive Tree », as organizers of the contest, to collect and use their personal data. The Food bloggers and creators of the original recipes retain full position of their intellectual property rights.