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Shunde is seeking UN approval to be a cuisine capital of the world

Posted: 07/19/2013 1:00 pm

Shunde, a district of Foshan which is widely regarded as the home of Cantonese cooking, has sent a delegation to Paris in an attempt to win the UNESCO title of World Capital of Cuisine, Nandu Daily reports. If successful, it will follow in the footsteps of Chengdu, which won the accolade in 2010.

Sweetened fresh milk pudding, courtesy of

Shunde has been preparing the bid since the second half of last year and has had its eye on the prize since 2010. This is just part of the district’s drive to boost its brand around the world. Last month saw the inauguration ceremony for the Confederation of Shunde Friendship Association Europe.

Famous Shunde dishes include Lijixi southern flavour peanuts, a variety of steamed seafood dishes, and sweetened fresh milk pudding, for which you can find a recipe here.

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