A Touch of Spice:
a Greek cinematic and culinary experience

The Project Café
08 May 2019

With The Project Café, Slow Food Glasgow presented a cinematic and culinary experience tasting the hidden politics within Greek metropolitan cuisine through the screening of the film, A Touch of Spice (Πολίτικη Κουζίνα) and a Greek vegetarian dinner. We explored how food cultures translated into politics and memories.


Directed by Tassos Boulmetis, A Touch of Spice presents the tales of exile integrated into the Politiki Kouzina (the City’s cuisine), a term used in Greek language to describe the food culture brought to Greece by the Greek community of Istanbul after its deportation in the 1960’s.

Through the exploration of spices and the journey of cooking, the director tells the story of the people who were considered Greeks in Turkey and Turkish in Greece. The cuisine was not a mere gastronomic choice, but a rather nostalgic taste of home.

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