Spain Spanish tapas, wine and food Spain is so proud of its tapas that it...

Spain is so proud of its tapas that it wants it protected by Unesco

-

  • Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy wants Unesco protection for tapas
  • Academy president Rafael Anson called the snacks ‘the very model of food’
  • A formal presentation needs to be made in order for it to be considered

Qin Xie For Mailonline

When it comes to Spanish food, tapas is perhaps the way of eating that carries its reputation across the world.

The small plates of food, traditionally served on top of a cold beverage, is intended to provide a nibble while protecting the drink from flies and insects.

But now the president of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy of Spain, Rafael Anson, is calling for Unesco to declare the humble tapas an intangible cultural heritage.

Spanish Royal Academy of Gastronomy wants Unesco protection for tapas as an intangible cultural heritage

Anson told Spanish radio broadcaster Cadena Ser on April 14 that ‘Tapas are the very model of food’ according to The Local.

He said: ‘Pizza in itself is not intangible, but the concept of the Mediterranean diet, for example, is.

‘Tapas, too, are a way of eating.’

Anson added that the Spanish Ministry of Culture will make a formal presentation for tapas to be included but Unesco is said to be ‘already looking into it’.

In order for tapas to be considered, it will have to fit a number of criterion, including that its cultural heritage status will contribute towards its visibility and awareness as well as its protection.

Academy president Rafael Anson called the snacks 'the very model of food' and said a formal presentation will be made

Academy president Rafael Anson called the snacks ‘the very model of food’ and said a formal presentation will be made

These will need to be included in the presentation alongside a formal definition of tapas.

However, in the Basque country and Navarre in northern Spain, there’s also a style food food similar to tapas called pintxos.

These small plate dishes are typically served skewered on toothpicks.

It’s not clear whether these will also be included in the official presentation to Unesco. 

Spain currently has 15 items on Unesco‘s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, which includes fiesta of the patios in Cordova, Chant of the Sybil on Majorca and Silbo Gomero, the whistled language of the island of La Gomera (Canary Islands).

Alongside Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Portugal, it’s also one of the countries where the Mediterranean diet is considered an intangible cultural heritage.

Read more:

MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOS

MOST READ TRAVEL

DAILÆY MAIL

Latest news

Jesse Trump ” You are a heedless and erratic old man”. States North Korea In Another Battle Of Words

North Korea has slagged away Donald Trump again, calling the united states president a “ heedless plus erratic...

Roofing fall in La Union, Murcia

THIRTY-FIVE people had to be evacuated using their homes when the roof of an house building started to...

COSTA BLANCA NEWS: New shop for AAN in San Fulgencio

THE AAN charity shop has joined new premises. The charity increases money to buy food for the clingy...

Mallorca News Top Story: Barcelona Tierpark releases endemic species into the Serra de Tramuntana

ON Tuesday, December 10, the particular Barcelona Zoo will release 88 ‘ ferrerets’, an endangered toad native to...
- Advertisement -

SMASHING NEWS: New Zealand Police Statement

Police in New Zealand state “ no signs of life are seen at any point” after the eruption...

Cartagena Roman dig starts in Murcia today

EXCAVATION work in the Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena has started as being a preliminary step to the consolidation...

Must read

Roofing fall in La Union, Murcia

THIRTY-FIVE people had to be evacuated using their...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you

DAILÆY MAIL