Peruvian ceviche is declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO


The UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee admits the inscription of Peruvian ceviche as Intangible Global Heritage to be preserved

Peruvian Ceviche
Ceviche, Peruvian traditional dish - Photo: Pexels

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has approved Peru's candidature to the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Representative List. This is in recognition of the practices and significance associated with the preparation and consumption of Ceviche as an expression of traditional Peruvian cuisine.

The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is a worldwide appreciation of the traditions and expressions of the communities. This inscription will be the first to cover the entire national territory and Peruvian Gastronomy and is the 12th recognition granted to Peru.

Peruvian ceviche is a traditional dish that involves different processes and rituals that range from the fish production system to the preparation of raw fish with onion marinated in a lemon and Peruvian chili sauce. The sides vary according to the geographical region, and the culinary styles are transmitted from generation to generation.

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Sources: UNESCO, Peru Ministry of Culture

By Maricé Arbulú / Published December 6, 2023