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Latino Daily News

Wednesday November 24, 2010

Buen Provecho! Your Mexican Thanksgiving Dinner is U.N. Approved!

That’s right, honoring gastronomic arts for the first time, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization included Mexican food among additions to a list celebrating the world’s “intangible cultural heritage.”

A 24-member UNESCO committee, met in Nairobi to consider 47 nominations from 29 countries, also celebrated French cuisine, the Mediterranean diet, and the Colombian percussion instrument “marimba”

The cultural heritage list, which was started in 2003, had designated 178 customs before the current round, most of them folk traditions such as dances or ceremonies.

So for all of you beautiful peoples of México, we recommend you kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended) and celebrate thanksgiving, and your intangible cultural heritage (whatever that means…) with some turkey tacos and mole, instead of gravy.

Buen Provecho, y Gracias a todos.