Fair of the Tamale in Coyoacán

The National Museum of Popular Cultures inaugurated Edition 27 of the Tamal Fair with a great variety of traditional dishes of that type

Fair of the Tamale in Coyoacán
Fair of the Tamale in Coyoacán

The National Museum of Popular Cultures inaugurated Edition 27 of the Tamal Fair with a great variety of traditional dishes of that type, from 13 states of the Republic and five Latin American nations.

From January 29 to February 3 the public will be able to taste tamales made by exhibitors from the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guanajuato, Mexico, Michoacán, Tabasco, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan, Hidalgo, Puebla, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa, as well as the Mexico City.

Luis Castrejón, director of Regional and Municipal Development of the General Directorate of Indigenous and Urban Popular Cultures, welcomed the attendees and assured that the variety in traditional cuisine reflects part of the customs that exist in Mexico and other regions of the countries invited for this edition such as Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador.

He also stressed that "it is important to carry out this kind of gastronomic fairs because they comply with the provisions established by Unesco in 2003 to safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The fair is a cultural expression that recognizes and exposes diversity ".

"We all know that tamale is food that dates from pre-Hispanic times, it is also the tradition in Mexico to eat tamales on Candlemas Day and in some Latin American countries it is eaten on special dates," he said.

Foreign exhibitors said, in turn, that they are excited to show how tamales are prepared in their places of origin because that way they can share part of their identity.

Those interested can go from 10:00 to 20:00 hours, with free admission, to try traditional tamales of mole, rajas and chicken to the most exotic such as grasshoppers, spices, shrimp and even sweets accompanied by drinks prepared by the participants.