The city of biryani, kebabs, haleem and nihari, Hyderabad has been honoured with the UNESCO title of 'Creative City of Gastronomy'. The gorgeous city known for its royal food and delectable style of cooking, Hyderabad is one of the two cities in India that received a UNESCO title. This news was shared by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister, K.T. Rama Rao in his tweet celebrating the title.
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.— KTR (@KTRTRS) October 31, 2019
Great effort @arvindkumar_ias & Maud team 👍 https://t.co/3iotAdnyOP
This title will bring tourism and turn the focus of the city's rich culinary heritage. The food industry in the city employes 12% of the population, directly or indirectly. According to the study that pushed Hyderabad on top of the list, this city consumes about 700 tonnes of chicken every day and 2,000 tonnes during festivals.
In 2010, Haleem was awarded the Geographical Identification (GI) status making it the first meat-based product in India to be honoured with the tag.
Wow! Thought this could be one of those fake WhatsApp forwards that do the rounds, but looks like it's actually the real deal! CHEERS to #Hyderabad #HyderabadiCuisine, and its custodians! Go treat yourself to something beyond a regular biryani today 🍚 #UNESCO #butrealdeal pic.twitter.com/hh9zKq3crK— Ashish Chowdhury (@ash_chowder) November 1, 2019
This is fantastic news & many congratulations! From the piquant Biriyani to the saporous double ka meeta, #Hyderabad always surprises me with her sui generis cuisine ♥️— Janaka Pushpanathan (@JanakaP) November 1, 2019
Great to see #Hyderabad added to list by #UNESCO for gastronomy on the occasion of world cities day(only 2nd city from India).World famous for #Biryani and a lot more.#WhereIBelong@riteshreddy10 @milingarachh @Obaid1O @FranklyHisham @amancarlos @karthik211187 @Drvarunkadiri20 https://t.co/hAVeVHKy6C pic.twitter.com/oG8rhY4uap— Nihaal Reddy (@nihaal08) October 31, 2019
Which hyderabadi dish are you celebrating with today?
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