The Neapolitan art of pizza twirling has joined Unesco’s list of “intangible heritage”, securing the coveted status alongside a Saudi art form traditionally practised only by women. Proud pizza-makers in Naples celebrated even before the distinction was announced on Thursday, pounding the dough and handing pizzas out to passersby. “Another step towards the protection of Italy’s food and wine heritage.”Maurizio Martina (@maumartina) L’arte del pizzaiuolo napoletano è patrimonio culturale dell’Umanità Unesco. Thirty-four candidates had sought to join the intangible heritage list, created in 2003 mainly to raise awareness, although Unesco also sometimes offers financial or technical support to countries struggling to protect their traditions. Quick guide Unusual winners of Unesco heritage status Show Hide Uilleann piping, Ireland This variety of bagpipe practice, originating in Ireland, was developed in around 1700.
Source: The Guardian December 07, 2017 08:33 UTC