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Mexican Cuisine Unveiled

Mexico Will Share Its Culinary Secrets at U.S. Cultural Institute

June 19th, 2017
Raquel Alberto de la Fuente, CD News
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The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC, which works to promote Mexican culture and heritage in the United Sates, will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its culinary program “Mexican Table”.

The program will be led by Mexican-American Chef Pati Jinich, who launched her very own cooking show at the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC back in 2007. Since then, she hasn’t ceased to amuse attendees with her ability to combine her culinary skills with her knowledge on Mexico’s traditions and culture.

The program will be divided into four culinary sessions, taking place throughout the year 2017. The first session was held on March 14th, and the recipes and techniques employed revolved around resembling Mexican-Guatemalan culinary practices, which developed from their shared status as former Spanish colonies.

The second session, held on June 15th, celebrated the influence and impact of Mexican dishes on the city of Los Angeles, USA.

The third session, which will take place on October 19th, will center its attention around the culinary traditions of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, and will utilize ancient techniques as a means to create original regional dishes.

The program will resume on December 7th, with a session focused on expanding individual’s understanding on the rather unknown culinary history of Baja California.

Through this year-long project, the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Mexican Embassy in DC, aim to strengthen US-Mexico relations using the art of food as a vehicle for mutual cultural understanding. A feat deemed fundamental by many, considering the growing estrangement between both nations.

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