Remembering a Mexican Female Chef: Patricia Quintana*

Who? Before there was Patricia Jinich, there was Patricia Quintana. The other day, searching for a particular recipe – shrimp tacos like the ones I ate in Veracruz once upon a time – Patricia Quintana’s name came up. Ah yes, her I remembered. Sad to say, she passed away in 2018 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. And … More Remembering a Mexican Female Chef: Patricia Quintana*

Another Last Word on French Cuisine and UNESCO’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage” Program

The recent inscribing of  “intangible cultural heritage” status  to “the French gastronomic meal” by UNESCO brought both cheers and jeers to the table. As I wash my hands and get out my Le Creuset terrine baker for the paté de campagne en croûte for Thanksgiving appetizers, I’d like to share a quote with all of you … More Another Last Word on French Cuisine and UNESCO’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage” Program

The French Gastronomic Meal, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

French Gastronomic Meal The Committee 1. Takes note that France has nominated the gastronomic meal of the French for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, described as follows: The gastronomic meal of the French is a customary social practice for celebrating important moments in the lives of individuals and groups, such … More The French Gastronomic Meal, UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity