It was 2020 when the process to insert Italian Cuisine into the UNESCO heritage list began, and yesterday this success became a little bit closer.
On the 23rd of March, the Italian Government nominated the Italian gastronomic tradition “among sustainability and biocultural diversity” as a piece of the UNESCO cultural and immaterial heritage, enhancing the value of Italian Cuisine in the whole world.
The Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano, and the Minister of Agriculture, Francesco Lollobrigida, carried out the initiative to underline the richness and complexity of Italian Cuisine. Also “La Cucina Italiana“, one of the most relevant gastronomy magazines in the country, and some of the most important Italian chefs celebrated the announcement, happy to see their goal closer.
The gastronomy tradition is indeed a core value in Italian culture. Cooking, tasting flavours, combine tradition with innovation have always been part of the Italian lifestyle, and a crucial element in Italy’s identity. It conveys an ensemble of rituals, gestures and cultural elements that deserve to be told and conveyed.
People from all over the world appreciate and try to imitate Italian Cuisine. However, the submission to the UNESCO heritage list would determine once and for all its cultural value.
Pizza, tortellini, ravioli and pasta will gain new splendour. In this way, the World will officially acknowledge their identitarian value for the Italian people.
Yesterday, the Italian Government officially transmitted the nomination to the UNESCO headquarters. The evaluation process is beginning and, hopefully, the committee will close it by the end of 2025 at the latest.
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