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World Culinary Traditions

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Tea, a key ingredient in Japan’s social life
In today’s world there are many traditions related to tea, especially in Japan where it has real social and cultural impact.

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World Culinary Traditions

 

Mediterranean diet discovery
The Mediterranean diet became part of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. This distinction highlights the important role played by this way of eating in the culture and identity of 4 communities in the Mediterranean basin: Cilento (Italy), Coron (Greece), Soria (Spain) and Chefchaouen (Morocco). In December 2013, other communities were added: Agros (Cyprus), Hvar and Brac (Croatia) and Tavira (Portugal).

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New Zealand cuisine, is a fusion of flavors from around the world
New Zealand's cuisine reflects perfectly the multicultural mix that exists there. A fusion of flavors from around the world denotes the style of cuisine, representative of the diverse waves of immigration that the country has known. An invitation to travel with this cosmopolitan cuisine…

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A discovery of Thai flavors
Thai cuisine takes you away to another land, to discover new horizons. Renowned throughout the world ever since tourism developed in the 1960s, Thai cuisine has managed to retain all of its authenticity. Let’s set off on a voyage of discovery of Thai delicacies …

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A taste of India
Indian cuisine is ever more present in our dishes: Curry, cilantro, star anise… This festival of flavors and colors is a delight for both our eyes and our palate. But do we truly understand what authentic Indian cuisine is?

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Kimjang: A closer look at an integral part of Korean identity
In December 2013, UNESCO added Kimjang to the world’s intangible heritage list. This honor demonstrates the important role played by Kimjang in Korean cultural traditions.

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Bring the vibrancy of Brazil into your dishes!
This is Brazil’s year thanks to its role as the host of the Football World Cup. Brazil is well known for its fine sandy beaches, the Rio carnival, the samba, capoeira and caipirinha. Brazilian cuisine is relatively unknown outside of Brazil.

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A gastronomic tour of Peru: To discover a cuisine with a multitude of flavors
In recent years, Peruvian cuisine has taken a front seat on the international gastronomic stage. The country’s geographical location and cultural heritage have given it a rich and diverse cuisine.

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A culinary escapade in Mexico: A cuisine with diverse culinary roots.
In 2010, traditional Mexican cuisine was added to UNESCO’s world’s intangible heritage list. This honor demonstrates the richness, authenticity and diversity of Michoacán gastronomy.

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A gastronomic escapade in Turkey: Turkish coffee
In December 2013, UNESCO added Turkish coffee to the world’s intangible heritage list. This honor demonstrates the important role played by Turkish coffee in Turkish cultural traditions.

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A walk through Chinese Gastronomy: culinary traditions in regional cooking
Although world famous, Chinese cuisine is still little known for the lavishness and diversity of its dishes.

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Discovering traditional Japanese cuisine: "Washoku"
On December 4th 2013, traditional Japanese cuisine or ‘washoku’ became part of UNESCO’s heritage.

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