Algeria on behalf of Maghreb demand to list Couscous as world intangible heritage- Video


A file aiming at classifying COUSCOUS as “a world intangible heritage” will be presented next March to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) by Algeria on behalf of the Maghreb countries, said, on Tuesday, Minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi in Ain Defla (111 km southwest of Algiers).

On behalf of the Maghreb countries, Algeria will present a dossier to UNESCO in March to inscribe couscous as world intangible heritage, “said Mr. Mihoubi, who chaired, at the House of Culture Emir Abdelkader in the province of Ain Defla, the opening ceremony of the National Museums Fair.

Noting that the UN body encourages countries to work in synergy to present common cross-border issues, the Minister pointed out that for this Algeria has taken this initiative to publicize one of the gastronomic specificities of the Maghreb population.


Couscous is a Maghrebi dish of small (about 3 millimetres (0.12 in) diameter) steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina that is traditionally served with a stew spooned on top.





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