Mamma Mia! Italian Cuisine May Get UNESCO World Heritage Status By Dec 2025

by Shreya Rathod
Mamma Mia! Italian Cuisine May Get UNESCO World Heritage Status By Dec 2025

When you don’t feel like cooking, what’s the first thing you like to order? It’s pizza, right? Mouth-watering Italian delicacies like pizza and pasta have made their way into every kitchen. But how? Well, it is easy to cook, requires less effort and is available everywhere! From desi fusions to authentic recipes, you will find innumerable variations of these Italian dishes. This has finally caught the eyes of UNESCO. And Italian cuisine is nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status!

Italian Cuisine Nominated For UNESCO World Heritage!

italian cuisine UNESCO
Credits: Canva

Italian food has an interesting history and several restaurants are being operated by generations! In fact, some of these restaurants serve authentic wood-fired pizzas and authentic pasta! This heritage cuisine will likely be recognised by UNESCO. According to the reports, in March 2023, the Italian government announced that they were going to nominate its cuisine as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage element.

As per the nomination documents, the cuisine is responsible for shaping bio-cultural diversity. Additionally, this cuisine is a set of social practices and rites. It is a way to carry forward the tradition based on local knowledge.

Also Read: The 111-Yr Old Food Menu Of RMS Titanic Is Both Extensive & Drool-Worthy!

Italian Food & UNESCO

italian cuisine UNESCO
Credits: Canva

In 2017, UNESCO added Neapolitan-style pizza making to the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In fact, this art was stated as a cultural practice and expression of intangible heritage. However, the decision won’t be made till December 2025!

Unbeknown to a majority of people, the main character of Italian cuisine is its simplicity. Due to the use of fewer ingredients, the cuisine is dependent on the quality of the ingredients used. Cold cuts, wine, cheese, espresso and fish are at the centre of Italian food. Though pizza and pasta are popular dishes, there are others that you might want to try! Some of them include lasagna, risotto, carbonara, focaccia, gelato, tiramisu, polenta, ribollita and more!

Today, this cuisine is a household name with different variations. However, the taste of these authentic dishes can surpass any of the fusion ones!

Also Read: Noida Gets A Brand New Cafe For Bibliophiles Which Serves Comforting Italian Food

So, tell us if you like Italian food and which one is your favourite. Also, comment below if you love having pizza parties on weekends.

Cover Image Courtesy: Canva