Restaurante Quinta Carmelita. Casa del Filete desde 1972. Tapachula, México

Traditional Mexican cuisine, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

In 2010, the Mexican gastronomy was named Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO because it is a comprehensive cultural model which includes: agricultural activities, rituals, culinary techniques, ancenstral manners, and groups of people who improve crops and traditional cuisine.

From planting and harvesting to cooking and eating.

The basis is founded on corn, beans and chili.
Very elaborate and full of symbols: tortillas and tamales for Día de Muertos offerings.
Unique farming methods such as “milpas”, cooking processes,
utensils including “molcajetes” (stones for grinding

Native ingredients such as varieties of cocoa
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