Thai food 'under threat' from foreign influences ( What the 2003…
Thai food 'under threat' from foreign influences
What The Culture Ministry has do?
pledged to investigate ways to
preserve authentic Thai cuisine from the increasing influence of foreign dishes
What Culture Minster Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Monday?
The move is a fresh attempt to work on a four-year master plan to "promote and preserve Thai food wisdom", which is to be implemented between 2020 and 2024,
"Unique in its preparation with recipes handed down for generations, Thai culinary art needs better protection against foreign influences which are now changing the look and taste of certain local dishes,"
“Though appealing to many gastronomes, fusion foods are a threat to authentic Thai cuisine if they lead to the gradual disappearance of some unique Thai foods,”
What the minister expressed?
his worries after attending a meeting to set up a panel to draft a plan to preserve
the country's food culture
What this plan will and who is initiated/?
fall in line with the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
the United Nations Educational
Cultural Organisation (Unesco)
What Mr Vira added?
Domestically, the plan will also correspond with the areas of Thailand's 20-year national strategy that cover cultural heritage,
What the 2003 convention intends to protect the use?
techniques that communities
in some cases
recognise as an integral part of their cultural heritage