UNESCO: Mediterranean Diet - An Intangible Heritage

January 21, 2017

 

 

 

2013 and UNESCO added the Mediterranean diet to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It was chosen because "The Mediterranean diet involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food."

 

 

Mediterranean diet coming from the Greek diaita = way of life

 

Eating together is the foundation of the cultural identity and continuity of communities throughout the Mediterranean basin. It is a moment of social exchange and communication, an affirmation and renewal of family, group or community identity,” says UNESCO.

 

The Mediterranean diet emphasises values of hospitality, neighbourliness, intercultural dialogue and creativity, and a way of life guided by respect for diversity.

 

The Mediterranean Diet among the most Amazing Wonders of the World. Go Mediterranean!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our selfie:

Sunday grilling with grandparents, our best man's family and our Italian friends from Potenza (Southern Italy). Priceless moments to always remember.

 

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