Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This is already on the UNESCO world heritage list

Now it could be joined by this

The Mediterranean diet, with its mix of fresh fruit and vegetables, grilled fish and olive oil faces a final vote in November for ranking on Unesco's list of "intangible" cultural heritage, launched in 2003 to complement the collection of monuments and natural wonders, and covers oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festivals.
I wonder if they are going to include the fags and the tsipouro.

Tim Hayward gets "this act of insane redefinition" spot on.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

And why is red wine, which is a part of that diet, excluded of the picture? The PC crowd strikes again, I am afraid...

The Plump said...

I was drinking white - and had already put it on the table before taking the tray out :-)

mikeovswinton, in the kitchen with cheese. said...

Yes, I can sort of buy the Guardian writers point of view. But the commenters... oh dear. I remember a Belgian exchange student who told a group of us how much he liked the traditional British diet. We were puzzled - what could he mean. Asked to elaborate he raved about tradtional British Chicken Ticka Masala. The funny thing, of course, is that he was right about it being traditional and British.