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The Native American Roots of Texas Mexican Food

Saturday, May 20th, 6 PM – 7:30 PM

MECA TBH | Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003

This event is FREE to attend and open to the public, however registration is required.

Encuentro explores the impact, native history, and unique flavor profile of Texas Mexican food, also called Comida Casera, the home-style cooking of Mexican American families of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico (see map that outlines this unique culinary region).

Public Panel Event: The general public is invited to the Encuentro closing event on the evening of May 20th featuring a scholar & film panel, with audience Q&A, at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, with entertainment starting at 5:30 pm. The celebrity chefs will interact with the scholar panelists and with the audience.

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Chef, food author and filmmaker, Adán Medrano, will be joining us at Encuentro: The Native American Roots of Texas Mexican Food this Saturday, May 20th!

Adán Medrano is a food author, chef and filmmaker researching the indigenous food and cooking of south Texas and northeastern Mexico. Over 23 years, he worked throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, and during his travels came to recognize the cultural importance of food.

Watch his video by clicking this link or the photo!

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