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UNESCO praises French food, flamenco

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UNESCO praises French food, flamenco


Any proud Frenchman will tell you his country’s cooking is the world’s best but now those gastronomic traditions have a global seal of approval.

The UNESCO cultural agency on Tuesday named French cuisine as a treasure to preserve.

Azerbaijan’s traditional art of carpet weaving also joined a total of 46 new additions to its ‘cultural heritage’ list.

Belgium’s Aalst Carnival was also recognised. UNESCO hailed the way the 600-year-old event united people of all social classes.

Meanwhile, Spain’s flamenco world is stomping its heels with joy at its new cultural status.

UNESCO started the list in 2003 to preserve living heritage and traditions in an increasingly globalised world.

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