The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) Tenancingo campus will hold the “Historic Novel Tasting: History on Your Palate” contest, which aims to encourage university students to create recipes based on the emotions produced by Mexican novels, pairing them with Mexican wine.
Gastronomy students from the UAEM Tenancingo campus will prepare original dishes based on the sensations produced by Mexican novels “Arráncame la vida” (“Tear This Heart Out”) by Ángeles Mastretta, “Aura” by Carlos Fuentes, “Ensayo de un crimen” (“Rehearsal for a Crime”) by Rodolfo Usigli, “Las batallas en el desierto” (“The Battles in the Desert”) by José Emilio Pacheco, “Los de abajo” (“The Underdogs”) by Mariano Azuela, “Los pecados de la familia Montejo” (“The Montejo Family’s Sins”) by Pedro J. Fernández and “Nadie me verá llorar” (“No One Will See Me Cry”) by Cristina Rivera Garza.
This is the fifth year the contest has been held. It will be carried out on June 2, said academic José Antonio Suárez Ríos.
The students will be evaluated based on their cooking techniques, good practices and task management. In addition, judges will take their use of ingredients, preparation and flavors into consideration.
This activity allows students to prepare food by using various resources, pairing textures and differing flavors, colors and aromas.