Texas Mexican Food Expo Receives Major Grant From Texas Humanities – Tejano Nation

Texas Mexican Food Expo in Houston, TX will bring together chefs, scholars, artists and business leaders

HOUSTON, TX – (EINPresswire) – A first-of-its-kind exhibit to celebrate Texas Mexican cuisine has received a major grant from Humanities Texas. The exhibit will be held in Houston, Texas and is titled “The Native American Roots of Texas Mexican Cuisine.”

The expo will bring together chefs, scholars, artists and business leaders to explore and celebrate the 10,000 year history of Mexican cuisine in Texas.

“We are thrilled to have this Humanities Texas Fellowship shine a spotlight on Texas’ first native food,” said Adan Medranoproject director, who researches and writes about native Texas food.

Adán Medrano in his home garden where he keeps many of the spices that inspire his recipes on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in Houston. Medrano is Project Director of the Texas Humanities-funded Texas Mexican Food Expo.

The executive director of the exhibition is Christine Ortegawho said, “It is significant that Humanities Texas has recognized this groundbreaking international culinary event that is rightly placed in Houston, Texas for its launch!

An international business and social impact advisor, Ortega engages with business leaders, nonprofits, and governments to connect sustainable initiatives in the community.

The Texas Mexican food expo also secured the participation of these notable advisors: Alberto “Beto” Cardenas, Suzanne Christian, Frances Castañeda-Dyess, Rachel Galan, Alex Lopez Negrete, Dr. Mario Montano, Alice Valdez, Elmer Rogers, and Dr Lilliana Patricia Saldaña.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the City of Houston, Mayor’s Office of Special Events.

The exhibit is organized by The Texas Indigenous Food Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the study and understanding of the history, culture, development, and all aspects of indigenous foods. of Texas and the Americas.

The exhibition will include cooking demonstrations, storytelling, film screenings and presentation by scholars and practitioners. It is scheduled for May 2023.
Humanities Texas was founded in 1973 as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH),

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