UNESCO: Peruvian ceviche Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Por Manager, 10 December, 2023

Cortesia: Rest 2 Brothers- Paterson NJ

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today declared Peruvian ceviche as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. UNESCO made the decision at the eighteenth meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is being held from last Monday to next Saturday in the city of Kasane, in northern Botswana. The Committee approved Peru’s proposal formulated as “Practices and meanings associated with the preparation and consumption of ceviche, an expression of traditional Peruvian cuisine.” The candidacy is one of the 55 applications for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity being examined by the Committee in the African country. Ceviche is one of the most emblematic and appreciated dishes of Peruvian gastronomy throughout the world. It is a delicacy that consists of marinated meat – seafood, fish or both – with citrus dressing of which there are different versions that integrate the culinary culture of several Latin American countries in the Pacific Ocean. In Peru, ceviche is considered the flagship dish and cultural heritage. The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity recognizes and promotes the diversity of cultural practices and knowledge carried out by communities. Inscription on the List encourages all interested parties to implement safeguarding measures in close collaboration with tradition bearers. The Botswana meeting is also marked by the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. With 181 States parties, this UNESCO international regulatory framework has recorded an exceptional ratification rate in a decade. EFE

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