Biryani, haleem on the menu, Hyderabad wins the UNESCO Creative City label

HYDERABAD: The delicious and Biryani have once again won world recognition of the city of Nizam, this time catapulting it to the coveted list of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, announced on Thursday. The only other Indian city that made the cut in 2019 is Mumbai. While Hyderabad left with the laurels in the gastronomy category, Mumbai shined in the films section.

The two will now be part of a network of 246 members of creative urban settlements, 66 of which have been added this year.

Earlier, in 2010, Haleem was honored with the status of Geographical Indication (IG), making it the first meat-based product in India to win the prestigious label. The biryani of Hyderabad, on the other hand, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best gastronomic offers in the country.

In making the announcement, on the occasion of World Cities Day, UNESCO DG Audrey Azoulay said: “Around the world, these cities, each in their own way, make culture the pillar, not an accessory, of Your strategy This favors political and social innovation and is particularly important for young generations.

Adaptation of kitchens made to Hyderabad appetizing

In addition to the Haleem and Kalyani Biryani of Hyderabad, nine other international destinations found a place in the category of gastronomy of the network, which brings together cities that base their development on creativity, in the categories of popular music, arts and crafts, design , cinema, literature, digital arts or gastronomy.

That Hyderabad launched his dishes as an adaptation of world cuisine, made relevant in the local context, is perhaps what helped him bring the honor home. My sincere congratulations to the city of Hyderabad for this excellent news. The municipal administration and urban development department (MAUD) and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have worked hard to this end, said Junhi Han, head of culture, UNESCO , New Delhi.

Sharing the news on Twitter, an elated MAUD minister K T Rama Rao stated, “Glad to announce that Hyderabad is selected as @ UNESCO creative city in Gastronomy category on the occasion of World Cities Day today. It’s among the 2 cities from India in list of 66 cities, other being Mumbai in Film category. ”He congratulated MAUD principal secretary, Arvind Kumar and his team for the achievement. “This is the result of six months of quiet hard work,” Kumar later told TOI.