Media release: French cuisine UNESCO protected

FRENCH cuisine celebrates elevation to UNESCO’s ‘World Intangible Heritages’ list by creating a national festival of gastronomy, with restaurants across the country battling it out to offer outstanding dishes at mouth-watering prices.

Begins a spokesperson: “France is the first country to be honoured by UNESCO for its national food and cuisine. It joins other cultural practices on UNESCO’s ‘World Intangible Heritages’ list, such as the Royal Ballet of Cambodia and Mexico’s Day of the Dead Festival.

“It’s not just the cooking that has been recognised, but the very culture of close friends coming together and whiling away the hours over dinner. How French!”

To celebrate this achievement, the Secretary of State for Tourism, Mr Frédéric Lefebvre, has announced the creation of ‘la Fête de la gastronomie française’ (Festival of French Gastronomy).

The very first festival will be organised for September 23rd this year, and will see restaurants all over France offering menus at exceptional prices in order to tempt hungry French people and tourists inside to discover a wealth of French cuisine.

For more information on French Cuisine, and for recipe ideas, visit the Franceguide website.

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