Mexican cuisine is famous around the world for its distinctive ingredients, rich heritage and incredible diversity. Traditional Mexican cuisine was, in fact, one of the first cuisines or national food offerings to receive UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity status. Let us take you on a tour through – The Gastronomic Routes of Mexico, we invite you to explore the many unique flavors of Mexico, from the vineyards of Baja California to the cacao plantations of Chiapas.
The information we share about the Gastronomic Routes are not only about food, Mexican cuisine also represents the gateway to understanding Mexico’s rich history – from the indigenous communities like the Maya and the Aztecs, to the Spanish colonial period and beyond, its culture and its diverse natural environment. Key archaeological and historical sites including several of Mexico’s 31 UNESCO World Heritage sites, areas of natural beauty and cultural highlights like Mexico’s Magical Towns feature in the Gastronomic Routes alongside places to eat, drink and learn about local gastronomy.
By understanding the details of the Gastronomic Routes program you will be able to provide consumers with inspiration to explore what Mexico has to offer beyond the world famous beach resorts
Watch for our next blog entry where we will introduce Cuisine among Vineyards and the Aromas of the Sea (Baja California Baja California Sur and the Cuisine of Two Worlds (Chihuahua)
Estela Salas Silva and her Mexican Home Cooking School offers a course well beyond what is usually understood to be Mexican food.
A rich cuisine developed in the Tlaxcala/Puebla area of Mexico in pre-Hispanic times. Added to and enhanced during Spanish and French occupations it resulted in a kitchen rich, subtle and complex as any in the world. This level of sophisticated gourmet cooking was kept in households for special occasions. It is almost never found in restaurants and nearly lost to the present generation.