One A Day – 240
The yearly exhibition of traditional foods and cooking in Morelia is hot – literally!
- Encuentro 10 – Cocina Traditional
- Centro de Convenciones, Morelia, Michoacán, México
- October 5, 2013
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Every year, Morelia hosts an encounter for traditional cooking in October. This 1oth year of the event, the recent rains were a memory and sunny days welcomed thousands of hungry guests – myself included. The ladies at food boths are the master chefs, regardless of the young people in whites and torques hovering nearby. Students from cooking schools and chefs from restaurants all over the world attend to get a chance to work with the people who maintain these traditions. In a few days, they have a chance to become more aware of the roots of the traditional foods of Mexico and especially Michoacan. The rest of us attend to eat and experience an unmatched array of choices.
The tent above is one of two areas of tables. There is another seating area in front of the stage and areas of grass – all in use. But that covers only half the crowd. At the moment this photo was taken, the other half was waiting in line at the various food stalls that formed a rough rectangle enclosing the event. I was lucky – I got there before the traditional afternoon mealtime so I didn’t experience any long lines. I did spend far too long looking at the endless choices available.