Creative cuisine gets governmental boost

The government has declared the Plan Nacional de la Gastronomía Costarricense Sostenible y Saludable to be in the public interest.

Officials hope that the retail food industry will develop a Costa Rican cuisine that will attract tourism and generate employment and encourage good eating habits.

Vice President Ana Helena Chacón said that the declaration also has the potential to promote creativity and innovation, thereby encouraging the growth of the industry.

Officials said they also hope that the development of a distinctive Costa Rican cuisine would generate investment and preserve the national food heritage.

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