From 25 – 30 August 2012, Cook it Raw (CIR) reappeared, after the deep immersion with Japanese culture in Ishikawa Prefecture, in the northeast of Poland, at Suwalki Region, for its fifth edition in three years.
In Suwalki Region, an ethnic mosaic of many peoples and faiths inhabits a landscape of exceptional purity. The Region provided therefore the perfect setting within which to explore the concept of culture as a constant flow of influence.
In this Polish rendition, CIR paired A dozen of the most influential and innovative chefs native hunters, farmers, cooks and artists. Together, they shared customs and trade ideas. The result has been a lasting cultural bridge, one uniting the past and future of Polish cuisine.