Mexico and Iran share gastronomic secrets

The National Museum of World Cultures will host the second gastronomic meeting “Persia: Flavors and wisdom,” which seeks to invite dialogue about the culinary traditions of Mexico and Iran.

From August 10 to 12, in the Historic Center of Mexico City, specialists will address issues such as coffee consumption, the uses of spices, and medicinal herbs that unite both cultures.

In a statement, the museum explained that there would be four conferences, which will aim to reflect on the cultural ties between Iran and Mexico.

On Friday 10, at 3:00 p.m., Shekoufeh Mohammadi will analyze the “Diet of the Persians in the ancient texts and narration” at the “Eusebio Dávalos” Room.

The talk “Herbs in Iran and Mexico, from the kitchen to the medicinal” will be held on Saturday 11 at 2:30 pm, with specialists Zahra Hosseini and Michelle Samperio, who will discuss the herbal tradition of both nations.

On Sunday 12, the “Silk Road” conference will take place at 12:00 hours. Specialists will explain the importance of the millenary and commercial route that connected the east with the American continent.

As for Mexico’s traditional cuisine, cooks will lead two conferences and an editorial presentation on traditional food and the places where its ingredients come from.

The conference “On the chinampa and the milpa” will take place on Friday 10, at 4:00 p.m., in the museum’s library, while at 5:30 p.m., there will be an editorial presentation called “Traditional cooks of Tláhuac.”

Source: El Universal

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