From Mexico to the World – A Gastronomical Journey
If you ever wondered about the origins of some of the most delicious ingredients in the world, a visit to the “Seeds of Identity” exhibition at Abanindranath Tagore Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata is a must
The Voice of Chandigarh News | Travel Trade Reporter
The Embassy of Mexico in India, in collaboration with the Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata presents an intriguing photo-exhibition, “Seeds of Identity: 31 Foods that Mexico Gave the World”, showcasing photographs by two Mexican photographers, Ariadna Cuadriello and Juan Pablo Cardona.
Inaugurated by H.E. Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India, Goutam De, Regional Director, ICCR and Sumit Mazumder, Honorary Consul of Mexico in Kolkata, the photo exhibit aims to catalogue the Mesoamerican culinary history through an overview of foods, taking the viewer on a short, entertaining, and visual journey showing the natural beauty of the foods out of which Mexican culture has emerged.
Hundreds of plants, flowers and fruits from Mesoamerica form the basis of today’s Mexican gastronomy—one that is diverse, healthy and creative and has been declared as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Many of these ingredients also spread throughout the world and were incorporated into other countries’ cuisines, including India.
Did you know that vanilla, tomato, peanuts, yam and squash all originated in the Mesoamerican region? To be amazed by these, and more gastronomical revelations, visit the Abanindranath Tagore Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, from 7-12 September 2018. Gallery hours are 2:00 pm to7:00 pm.
The “Seeds of Identity: 31 Foods that Mexico Gave the World” photo-exhibition, is organized with support from the Honorary Consulate of Mexico in Kolkata, as part of a series of ongoing cultural activities to commemorate Mexico’s National Day in India.