9th September 2018
The Embassy of Mexico in India, in collaboration with the Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata has organized a photo-exhibition, “Seeds of Identity: 31 Foods that Mexico Gave the World”, showcasing photographs by two Mexican photographers, Ariadna Cuadriello and Juan Pablo Cardona.
The exhibition was inaugurated on Thursday, 6th September 2018, evening by H.E. Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India, Mr. Goutam De, Regional Director, ICCR and Mr. Sumit Mazumder, Honorary Consul of Mexico in Kolkata. The photo exhibit aims to catalog the Mesoamerican culinary history through an overview of foods, taking the viewer on a short, entertaining, and visual journey showing the natural beauty of the foods out of which Mexican culture has emerged.
Hundreds of plants, flowers and fruits from Mesoamerica form the basis of today’s Mexican gastronomy—one that is diverse, healthy and creative, and has been declared as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Many of these ingredients also spread throughout the world and were incorporated into other countries’ cuisines, including India.
Visit the Abanindranath Tagore Gallery, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, from 7-12 September 2018 to view the beautiful pictures and know more about the discoveries, gallery remains open from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.