Texas Mexican Food Expo receives major grant from Texas Humanities

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

Adán Medrano, project director of the Texas Mexican food expo funded by Humanities Texas

Christine Ortega is executive director of the Texas Mexican food expo co-sponsored by the City of Houston, Mayor’s Office of Special Events

Chefs, scholars and writers will gather in Houston, TX to celebrate Texas Mexican cuisine through cooking demonstrations, panels and film screenings.

shine the spotlight on Texas’ first native food »

— Adán Medrano, Project Manager

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — 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 will be 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 that this Humanities Texas Fellowship is shining a spotlight on Texas’ first native food,” said project director Adán Medrano, who researches and writes about Texas native food.

The Expo’s Executive Director is Christine Ortega who 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 has also secured the participation of these notable advisors: Alberto “Beto” Cardenas, Susan Christian, Frances Castañeda-Dyess, Rachel Galán, 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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