In the heart of Norway is the extremely diverse region of Trøndelag. In contrast to other regions in Norway, the Trøndelag economy is largely based on food production and consequently has strong nature-based industries. We have seafood, meat, vegetables, drinks. Production and processing. Volume and small scale. Research and innovation. And we have proud consumers. This is the result of many years’ work, but we still have potential. We will now take the next step through our work with the European Region of Gastronomy. In addition to the city of Trondheim, Trøndelag consists of several smaller towns and many villages. The towns and cities are becoming larger. Having one large city and many strong towns/villages presents many opportunities, as well as some challenges. Food is a way of building strong connections between rural and urban lifestyle. Through food, the consumers see that the produce and experience produced in the surrounding rural areas benefits the city, while at the same time the rural areas benefit from the market, knowledge communities and attractiveness of a larger city. We will work to ensure that Trondheim and Trøndelag cooperate well to achieve the goals in this application and highlight the reciprocal relationship between the large city and the region through food.