French cuisine = unesco heritage?

I guess you all know that french people are really proud of their “Cuisine”.

Recently, some french chef and senators proposed that it should be preserved thanks to UNESCO.I had a quick look at the UNESCO world heritage list but I didn’t found anything like that (I might I missed something tho)

So do we need to protect french cuisine? and if so how? and who would choose the meals that are “typically french” and that deserve to be “saved”.

For those interesting in such topic, the American library is hosting a discussion “Is french cuisine worthy of UNESCO heritage status”, tomorrow at 7:30pm. This event is free and open to public (doors opening around 7pm, arrive early to be sure to get a seat!)

1 Comment so far

  1. Lil (lilianl) on November 10th, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    culturally, if everyone really wants to go into nitty gritty and be picky, there are A LOT of things that many people would deemed important and should have some sort of "protection". but really, how is label tagging something as endorsed by UNESCO will definitely guarantee a continuation of legacy? and isn’t overprotectionism of food is a bit too much?

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