Solar Cooking
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Last edited: 8 November 2021      

Cucinare con il Sole is a volunteer organization founded in 2006 by Ottorino Saccon, a teacher and craftsman, and is based in Santa Lucia di Piave TV, Italy. They produce parabolic solar cookers at their facility, and have been introducing solar cooking to villages throughout central Africa, making 3 - 4 trips each year. They have worked with over thirty groups in workshops, typically with 10 - 20 participants attending.

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  • NEW:  12-14 July 2023 (A Coruña, Spain): CONSOLFOOD2023 - Organizers have released a first call for abstracts to participate in the Fifth International Conference, taking place in Spain in 2023 as an in-person conference. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2022. More submittal information...
See also: Global Calendar of Events and past events in Italy

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Antonio Durbe standing with the Pursole solar array coffee roaster in Rome, Photo credit: Andrew Medichini

  • November 2021: Solar coffee roasting - Two engineers in Rome, Antonio Durbe and Daniele Tummei, have created an environmentally friendly way to roast coffee beans without electricity or gas. They have spent almost six years building and perfecting their sunlight coffee roaster. The result is a system that needs a piece of land about the size of half a tennis court and sunny weather to roast up to 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of coffee an hour. Read more...

Solar cooking at Scuola Comasca Rimini

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  • Patate Arrosto Forno a Scatola e Panoramica Forni Solari
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  • Novembre 2013: Cucinare con il Sole è organizzata da volontariato fondata nel 2006 da Ottorino Saccon , insegnante e artigiano, con sede a Santa Lucia di Piave TV, in Italia . Producono cucine solari paraboliche nella loro struttura in Italia e hanno inserito la cottura solare nei paesi dell'Africa centrale, effettuando 3-4 viaggi all'anno. Hanno lavorato con oltre 30 gruppi in officina, in genere con 10-20 partecipanti. A Sessene, a 15 chilometri dalla città di Thies, in Senegal , gli abitanti del villaggio assemblano il loro primo fornello solare. Poco dopo, all'ombra di una madre di baobab, condividono un pasto a base di riso cotto e verdure.

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  • May 2020: 
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    SOLAR COOKING COTTURE SOLARI-0

    Conoscete la cottura solare? In questo video spiego come funziona, con esempi di forni, fornelli e barbecue solari (voice and subtitles in Italian). Info: andrea mameli

  • May 2016:
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Cuochi solari bolognesi (bolognese solar chefs)

e caffè solare, pane, pizza, focacce e torte, zuppe, pop corn e....tagliatelle bolognesi fatte sul posto e cotte al solare! Video by Compagnia dello Zukkero, Italy. https://sites.google.com/site/tambababologna/

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The entities listed below are either based in Italy, or have established solar cooking projects there:

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