Gastronomic Diplomacy as a Way of Preserving Ethnocultural Identity of Modern Nations
The authors consider the new direction of cultural diplomacy - gastronomic diplomacy. Gastronomic diplomacy is one of the ways to preserve the ethnocultural identity of modern peoples and ethnic groups. The authors show the possibilities of gastronomic diplomacy for the popularization of national culture. The authors note that many countries are carrying out work aimed at incorporating national culinary traditions into the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. The authors pay special attention to the national cuisine of the peoples of the extreme North of Russia, especially the preservation of their national culinary traditions. The article notes the importance of preserving and popularizing the culinary traditions of the peoples of the Russian Arctic in order to maintain cultural diversity in the world. The article highlights the importance of gastronomic diplomacy for the development of new forms of cultural diplomacy.
KEYWORDS: ethnicity, diplomacy, cultural exchange, gastronomic diplomacy, national cuisine, indigenous peoples of the North Russia, cultural heritage, UNESCO