My Food Culture’s Better than Your Food Culture
As the American Foreign Press reported on Monday, Carlo Petrini has rejected the French call for their gastronomy to be preserved on UNESCO's World Heritage List, saying "it was wrong to try to rank world cuisines."
His problem with this request is not that French gastronomy isn't worthy of preservation, but rather that ALL gastronomy is worthy of preservation, so why prioritize? As he said: "Every nation has its gastronomical language, closely linked to its own culture and all those culinary traditions need to be preserved."
Over at The Grinder, at Chow.com, they question UNESCO even bothering itself with stuff like this at all. An historic building is a pretty straightforward thing to aim to preserve, but how about a culture, a gastronomy? Maybe too ephemeral?
To read more, follow this link:
Please enter the word you see in the image below:
Find out about open positions and internships as Slow Food USA.
Find out more.
68 Summit Street, 2B
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tel: 718 260-8000 or 877 SlowFoo(d)
Fax: 718 260-8068
© 2010 Slow Food USA - All Rights Reserved