For the first time, Nayarit’s cuisine will be a part of the World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy, which will be taking place in Long Beach, California from August 16-19.
As a product of Governor Antonio Echevarría García’s managing during the previous Nayarit Fair in California, Nayarit’s Tourism Secretary -Cecilia Llanos Guzmán- announced that chefs Alondra Maldonado and Jorge Alberto Amezcua will represent Nayarit in the making of the menu of this international forum, along with their counterparts in the states of Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa.
It is known, for example, that in the great country of the United States a fifth of the registered restaurants are Mexican, that there are more products consumed on the basis of industrialized corn, that within this country more tortillas are sold than in our own territory, that the cooks and the personnel of all hierarchy that work in professional or domestic kitchens come from our soil, that the trade of food products has a determining weight in the national economy and that, in short, our cuisine is embedded by the entire venous network of our northern neighbor. At this point we must ask ourselves what we are doing to ensure that this event truly results in adequate policies that benefit the wide range of factors that intervene in the flourishing of gastronomy with a Mexican stamp.
Thanks to mexican cuisine as a whole being considered an "intangible heritage of humanity", this forum works towards the rescue, safeguarding and promotion of it, as well as boosting the gastronomic tourism in Mexico, which has become one of the greatest strengths in Nayarit, hence why the governor was so keen on supporting it.
You can check the forum's full program here.