After attending the opening reception of the Copenhagen Cooking Festival on Wednesday, Princess Marie attended one of its events on Friday. Read more below.Continue reading “Princess Marie attends Frederiksberg Harvest Festival as Patron of Copenhagen Cooking”
This afternoon, Princess Marie attended the opening reception of the Copenhagen Cooking Festival as Patron. Read more below.Continue reading “Princess Marie attends opening reception of the Copenhagen Cooking Festival”
Ahead of the release of the cookbook “Food with respect” on November 5th, learn more about Princess Marie’s work in the fight against food waste, her work with the Stop Wasting Food Movement and her work as Patron of DanChurchAid in a series of posts that will be posted throughout the coming week! Read more on the fight against food waste below!Continue reading “Princess Marie and her work in the fight against food waste”
As part of our 2018 Recap, let’s take a look at Princess Marie’s events for her main Patronages this year. Just click on the date to read each post about each event.
Compared to last year’s 4 events related to the Fondation she attended in 2017, Princess Marie only attended one event this year, the ceremony on World AIDS Day commemorating those who lost their lives to AIDS on December 1st.
On April 4th, Folkekirkens Noedjhaelp released a video of their Patron Princess Marie talking about their campaign against landmines.
On December 4th, Princess Marie attended the organization’s Christmas reception.
On April 23rd, Princess Marie attended the SIKON Conference hosted by the Danish Association for Autism.
On May 7th, Princess Marie visited Katrinebjergskole which is a model school for the Danish NEST program. The NEST program is established in New York and is based on the idea that children are more alike than different.
On June 22nd, Princess Marie visited two projects sponsored by the Danish Association for Autism.
On November 8th, Princess Marie attended the Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference and the following dinner. This was one of my favorite posts to write this year!
Fight against food waste:
On April 10th, Princess Marie attended the launch of new teaching material to fight against food waste. She also took part in the launching video.
On August 9th, Princess Marie opened the new Too Good To Go store.
On August 24th, Princess Marie officially opened the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival of which she is Patron. The Festival was focusing on food waste this year.
On August 27th, Princess Marie gave an interview to Aftenshowet to speak about the fight against food waste.
On August 30th, Princess Marie opened the Better Food for More People – World Food Summit 2018.
On September 16th, Princess Marie visited FoedevareBanken (the Danish Food Bank) to learn how the organization fights against food waste.
On November 13th, Princess Marie attended the Stop Wasting Food dinner. This dinner will become an annual tradition.
Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA):
Princess Marie is an honorary member of DEMA since 2011 and she works as a special project assistant since 2016 but she also attends public events for the organization.
On January 4th, Princess Marie met with Dutch experts to learn about their initiatives to prevent fires and flooding and protect the population.
On June 6th, Princess Marie attended a memorial ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of an attack that took place in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing two members of the Danish Emergency Management Agency and their local translator.
On June 12th and 13th, Princess Marie was in Scotland with a DEMA delegation to meet with Scottish Fire & Rescue teams.
On September 1st, Princess Marie attended DEMA’s Disaster Recovery Day in Naevsted.
On September 8th, Princess Marie attended Beredskabsforbundet’s national event.
On October 26th, Princess Marie attended a Fire & Rescue team training exercise at Copenhagen Airport.
Yesterday, Princess Marie officially opened the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival in Copenhagen.
This year’s edition marks the third year of the new CCFF. Indeed, this new version of the festival was created in 2016 when the original festival ‘Copenhagen Cooking’ decided to collaborate with the Food Organization of Denmark. Since Marie was Patron of Copenhagen Cooking since 2012, she became a Patron of the CCFF. This is the seventh time she visited the Festival (2011, 2012, 2014,2015,2016,2017).
The festival aims to promote Nordic gastronomy, especially Denmark’s. Around 100.000 visitors participate each year according to the festival. Princess Marie’s growing involvement with the festival makes sense since one of her main causes is fighting against food waste and promoting healthy cooking as well as Nordic gastronomy.
More about the CCFF: “Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival is an annual event which celebrates the culinary culture of Copenhagen as well as the whole of Denmark as a great food country. The festival is for everyone who loves food and hosts more than 100 unique events over 10 days at the end of August. Our official theme, ‘Breaking the New’, signals that the festival offers unique and different dining experiences and showcases the latest food trends. Every year some 80,000 festival-goers attend to celebrate Nordic cuisine, seasonal produce, and other great culinary experiences.”
Princess Marie made a speech at the event.
“Many thanks for the invitation to participate in the opening of the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival. As a Patron, I’m pleased this evening to declare the festival open.
I would like to thank Business Minister Rasmus Jarlov and Environment and Food Minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen for their support.
I am pleased that the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival this year has focused on the UN World Goal 12 on food waste, which is a matter that is very important to me personally.
I had the pleasure of promoting the fight against food waste myself with some amazing children in my own home back in January.
There I, together with chef Timm Vladimir, and the food savvy activist Selina Juul made a whole menu of surplus food together with 10 talented and dedicated children, all of whom had been a trip to the Arla Fund MadLejr.
So out of big beetroot, old bread, crushed potatoes and carrot stuff, we created a lunch, which we all had, including my own two children, to eat.
Worldwide, one-third of all food is wasted.
The waste takes place both on the ground, in production and in households.
Global food waste amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes a year and is enough to feed 3 billion people!
So it’s incredibly important that we get better and more aware of what we’re throwing out.
Every Dane throws almost 50 kg of edible food out a year. And that’s too much.
But fortunately, most Danes have now become more aware that it is both expensive for the money and for the environment.
And there are many good initiatives and organizations that will help solve the problem.
I hope that, as Danes, we can work towards the goal of the World Goal; namely a halving of the food waste in 2030.
And now we are here, ready for this year’s program. With over 100 unique events and industry activities in front of us. Over 10 days filled with delicious food, exciting discussions, and new experiences.
All of you who stand here have contributed in one way or another to this year’s festival. I would like to thank you for that. I hope that you will enjoy the evening in this beautiful setting, and not least enjoy the dinner that will be a taste of what the Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival will offer.
Welcome – and enjoy your meal!”
After the speeches, the guests were invited to go out on the roof’s terraces to enjoy dinner.
You can see a video here.
Princess Marie wore her teal leopard print shirt dress from Charlotte Sparre. She first wore this dress back in 2016.
She paired this dress with her black Carlend Copenhagen croc clutch and black patent leather pumps. I haven’t seen a good photo of them so I can’t say whether they are new or not. She also wore her Christine Hvelplund ring, reportedly a gift from Prince Joachim.