Mexican cuisine is probably one of the most emblematic and representative elements of our culture; So much so, that since 2010 it has been recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The number of typical dishes that exist in each State is countless and each of them represents part of its history; For anyone who decides to try one, it turns out to be a unique culinary experience.
With the objective of promoting all of our gastronomy, there are several festivals and fairs during the year that allow food lovers to discover different traditional and exotic options of regional dishes. Here we present some of these events for you to go and enjoy all the flavors of Mexico.
International mezcal fair in Oaxaca
Held in the Oaxacan capital, the International Mezcal Fair is held within the framework of the Guelaguetza, during the month of July, so you will find an environment full of culture, customs and traditions.
If you are one of the lovers of this drink or it is among your favorites, it is practically an obligatory visit that you must make to this fair, since Oaxacan mezcal has the best quality and highest production nationwide; In addition, you can also enjoy the great gastronomic diversity of the State.
National cheese and wine fair in Tequisquiapan
Every year, in the month of May, the wineries of our country come together in the magical town of Tequisquiapan in order to delight all visitors with the best wines and cheeses produced in Mexico.
Within the fair there are also various artistic and cultural shows, such as dances, conferences, exhibitions, among others. It is worth mentioning that the Querétaro wine region has grown and gained popularity in recent years, due to the quality of its products and the beauty of its landscapes.
Chocolate Festival in Villahermosa Tabasco
Tabasco is one of the states that have a long history as a cocoa producer throughout Mexico, and since 2010, this festival has been held every November where a wide variety of products made with chocolate are offered, in addition to the fact that there is also a space for musical events, including a “barter” market where you as an attendee have the opportunity to exchange items for cocoa beans.
If you are a fan of chocolate and all its different presentations, this event is undoubtedly the ideal one for you. The quality with which these products are made supports the festival 100%, so don’t miss it and enjoy it to the fullest.
Chile en Nogada Festival in Calpan, Puebla
Located on the slopes of Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl, every August the town of Calpan prepares to start this festival in which approximately 70,000 chiles en nogada are cooked, while cultural activities are carried out that show the customs and traditions of the place.
In addition to enjoying one of the most emblematic dishes of Puebla, you can take advantage of the trip to Calpan and visit the Temple and Convent of San Andrés, take a walk near the volcanoes, go to the town market and do endless activities that you will surely love them.
Rat Broth Festival in Fresnillo, Zacatecas
Possibly the name of the festival and the dish does not sound very attractive, however, if you are looking to try very exotic things and very different from everything common, the rat broth is your best option. It is a typical food of the region that represents the gastronomy of Fresnillo and that without a doubt, you have to try.
They say that the field rat is very nutritious, and through events like this, it is about fighting the myths around its consumption. In the same way, this species of field rodent with which said dish is prepared, is also used in oriental cuisines.