In 2013 the Mediterranean Diet was inscribed in the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There were 7 countries involved in this nomination (Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco, and Portugal). In order to demonstrate they deserved this acknowledgment, they had to present an inventory of their Mediterranean assets-

Within the project, an inventory was gathered in order to maintain and expand the intangible knowledge.

This inventory shows the similarities organized to create awareness regarding the great diversity of techniques and elaborations that offer a repertoire of practically unlimited dishes, but that maintain some clear constants.

Finally, a total of 1,232 items were collected for the Mediterranean Diet Inventory.

Traveling through this inventory opens a door to a network of culture that is shared and safeguarded in the Mediterranean.

Mediterranean Diet Inventory categories

You can find all the intangible knowledge on this platform. And though our collaborative protocols you can share with all of us any Product, Receipt, Landscapes, Cultural spaces, Production activities, Techniques and festivities missing from our inventory. Also, If you have any photograph or image you want to share with us we’ll be more than welcome.”