During 2022, a series of samples of Mexicanness were carried out in our country and in the world that once again put the name of Mexico very high. These expressions show the cultural richness through different pieces of art and crafts, gastronomic exchanges and much more. We tell you about each of the nominees!
A taste of Mexico for the world
One of the categories in the 5th edition of the Lo Mejor de México awards is Best sample of Mexicanness for the world in 2022, in which different events that showed something emblematic of the Mexican Republic internationally were nominated.
Remember that you can vote for them! You have until March 15 to know all the categories and give your vote to your favorites. So that this choice is not difficult to make, here we tell you who are the nominees in this category.
1. Monumental tenango in Europe and the Middle East
The impressive and colorful work made by artisans from Hidalgo that recognized the Guinness World Records is one of the nominees in this category. It has the title of largest hand embroidery in the world with 103.76 square meters for which 1,270 artisans from the Tenango de Gloria town participated.
The biggest tenango in the world was exhibited in the Vatican between December 2019 and February 2020. It could also be seen during 2022 in Madrid, Spain, within the framework of the first Tianguis Internacional de Pueblos Mágicos, where Hidalgo participated with its seven locations with that name.
The macromural, which is made up of 1,270 28 x 30 cm rectangles, was also exhibited in the Mexico pavilion of the Expo Dubai 2020.
Recreational Center El Cedral
San Miguel Regla Estate
Huasca de Ocampo
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Huasca de Ocampo
El Chico National Park
2. World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy
Jalisco participates in this category with this cultural and gastronomic exchange that took place on the last days of October 2022. The city of Guadalajara hosted this event that puts Mexican culinary culture in a global context.
The seventh edition of this forum, whose topic was “Hand in Hand between traditional cooks from Mexico and Spain”, is one of the nominees since it contributes to cultural, economic and commercial exchange. The event brought together food producers, traditional cooks, culinary culture professionals and the Mexican food system, as well as academics, teachers, students and gastronomy lovers.
3. Festival What a treat! in France
We can almost guess that the French expressed their Oh la la! by trying the different dishes they savored at the Mexican tourist-gastronomic festival What taste! A very clear and tasty sample of Mexicanness in the world.
From June 11 to 19, 2022, various bars and restaurants in Paris presented samples of Mexican gastronomy, Intangible Heritage of Humanity according to UNESCO. The state of Veracruz participates in this nomination, which in the edition was the state in charge of putting flavor on the tables through its products, among which vanilla and coffee stood out.
4. Flavors of Yucatan
One of the most outstanding states in gastronomy showed its wealth and culinary tradition to the rest of the country and the world in the first edition of the Flavors of Yucatan Gastronomic Festival. The event was held in Mérida from November 11 to 15.
The festival was held within the framework of the Latin America’s 50 Best, with a wide variety of activities such as tastings, workshops, tours of the Yucatan micro-breweries, the most iconic restaurants in Mérida and the Museum of Yucatecan Gastronomy (MUGY). Likewise, there was the presence of the different characters that make gastronomy possible in Yucatan, such as traditional cooks and important chefs of the region.
Also during the festival there were also tours through the various flavors of Yucatan circuits, which include traditional canteens and gastronomic corridors. , to name a few.
Hameki Glamping and Cenotes
Roses & Chocolate
5. Carpet of flowers by Uriangato in the Grand Place in Brussels
The monumental rugs of Uriangato, Guanajuato, dressed the Grand Square in Brussels with around 400 thousand flowers. The creation was made between Mexicans and Europeans as a brotherhood event with Belgium.
Among the elements that stood out from the design was the Archangel Saint Michael, patron saint of Brussels and who is also venerated in Uriangato. To carry it out, significant flowers such as begonias, chrysanthemums and dahlias, the national flower of Mexico, were used. Bark was also used to shape the 1,860 square meters, 70 meters long and 24 meters wide.
The floral design and work was carried out by 200 florists and volunteers with the help of the Belgian Koen Vondenbusch, an apprentice to the horticulturist Étienne Stautemas who in 1971 made the first floral rug here.
6. Bridge to Mexico
Nayarit was present at the project that the Mexican consulate held in San Diego, California. This event had a gastronomic and folkloric exhibition and a photographic exhibition. Wixárika art was also present with a sample and sale of handicraft products.
More than 2,500 people visited this exhibition, which is a platform for the different states of Mexico and that this edition conquered the visitors with what Nayarit has to offer.
Now that you know all the nominees, which one is your favorite in the category that recognizes the best of Mexicanness in the world?
Jose Angel Araujo Runner, dog lover and passionate about food. I write about food, travel and lifestyle. My love affair with food began when I was just a child, watching my mom fly around the kitchen like a hummingbird. I love trips that leave me with a happy heart, and a few extra pounds.