City Of Nawabs In Unesco’s Creative Cities List For Its Culinary Genius

City Of Nawabs In Unesco’s Creative Cities List For Its Culinary Genius
Hyderabadi cuisine is nothing short of culinary genius, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Are you salivating for Hyderabadi delicacies too?

OT Staff
November 06 , 2019
01 Min Read

From the coveted Hyderbadi Biryani to the spicy Mirch Ka Salan, from the decadent kebabs to the lip smacking Dum Phukt, the city of Nawabs is famous for more than just its medieval architecture and diverse culture, it is known for its gastronomic prowess. Therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Hyderabad has been named as one of the creative cities in the gastronomy category. 

On the occasion of World Cities Day, held on October 31, Unesco released a list of creative cities in various categories including gastronomy, art, music and cinema among others and the magic of the food from the city of royals seems to have done the trick. Unesco announced Hyderabad as one of the 66 cities in the list of creative cities from around the world. A beautiful patchwork of Mughal, Turkish and Kakatiya cuisines, Hyderabadi food is responsible for the livelihood of 12% of the city’s working population. The city has received this title not only for its delectable dishes but also for its home grown ingredients and cooking techniques. The richness of flavours, weight of the curries and aromas of the ingredients used were some of the key elements that helped push Hyderabad among the top few countries in the gastronomy category. With a daily chicken consumption of 700 tonnes and 2,000 tonnes during festivals, it goes without saying that Hyderabadi food is nothing short of culinary genius.

Hyderabad was one of the cities named in the list along with 66 others from countries such as Germany, Turkey, Peru, South Africa, China, Indonesia and Cuba among others. Mumbai was also named as one of the creative cities under the film category. This list of creative cities aims at encouraging sustainable development goals through innovative thinking and action.

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