The gastronomy of the southwestern state of Guerrero will be showcased during the Museum of Popular Art’s (MAP) fourth annual traditional Mexican food fundraising festival on Monday, April 25.
A total of 15 leading chefs from across the country will donate their time and dishes for the highly anticipated one-day festival, titled “Grandes Artesanos de la Gastronomía 2016” (“Great Artisans of Gastronomy 2016”), which will include a sampling of both traditional pre-Columbian cookery and modern delicacies.
“Guerrero is a state with a rich gastronomic heritage, including both indigenous cookery styles and influences from Spain, France and even Asia, thanks to a small fleet of Spanish vessels that plowed the Pacific carrying goods between the ports of Manila and Acapulco during colonial times that constituted the most important trade route to the East for the Iberian crown for 300 years,” explained Sonya Santos de Arredondo, former head of the Assocation of Friends of the Museum of Popular Art (AAMAP), which organizes the annual food fest to raise money to support local artisans, during a press conference at the Palacio de Hierro (one of the event’s sponsors) to announce the festival.
There will also be a selection of traditional and exotic drinks from Guerrero, as well as a fashion parade of handcrafted huipils (indigenous dresses), and, of course, patrons will be able to purchase quality handicrafts from Guerrero in the museum’s gift shop.”
— Sonya Santos de Arredondo, former head of the Association of Friends of the Museum of Popular Art
Santos de Arredondo said that guests are being asked to make a 1,000-peso tax-deductible donation to attend the festival, which will be held inside the museum’s installations at Revillagigedo 11 in the Mexico City’s Centro Histórico starting at 12:30 Monday.
All proceeds from the event will go to help sponsor the museum and indigenous artisans throughout Mexico.