Tunisia’s Spicy Harissa On UNESCO Cultural Heritage List
TUNIS, (IANS) – Tunisia’s spicy harissa sauce has been added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list.
Harissa is made by drying chili peppers in the sun before splitting them, removing their stalks, and deseeding.
The chili peppers are then washed, ground, and seasoned with salt, garlic, and coriander using a pestle and mortar or a manual meat miner.
Harissa is used regularly in the country and is a culinary tradition, UNESCO noted.
The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted at the 32nd General Assembly of UNESCO in 2003, to protect the world’s intangible cultural heritage.