Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vive la cuisine française!

Relying on an attenuated connection to legal skills (specifically, the occasional reliance on culinary examples like lasagna [login required] as analogies in teaching legal-writing skills), I call your attention to an item in The New York Times noting that the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a UNESCO agency, “enshrined the ‘gastronomic meal of the French’ as part of the ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity,’ alongside Azerbaijani carpet weaving, an annual Belgian ‘bread and fire feast,’ and Turkey’s Kirkpinar oil wrestling festival.”

Scott Sayre, "Unesco Hails French Food, Oil Wrestling and Flamenco," N.Y. Times, Nov. 17, 2010.


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