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June in San Miguel is tasty

By Jade Arroyo

Throughout June, the San Miguel Gourmet festival will take place, continuing in the tradition of events that have already been held this month, the Lamb and Mezcal Festival and the elegant dinner Cinco Chefs, Cinco Tiempos, Cinco Horas (Five Chefs, Five Times, Five Hours) at Casa de Aves. However, the month has just started, and there is still more to come from this festival. Traditional sanmiguelense cuisine will be on offer on June 7 and 8 at Cañada de la Virgen at a tasting of traditional pre-Hispanic food. The event will be chaired by Benedicta Alejo, from Michoacán, an old-style cook who prepared food at the Vatican for Pope Benedict after the recognition of Mexican food by UNESCO as a World Heritage cuisine.

Los Sabores de San Miguel event will be held in Parque Juárez from June 14 to 16. This relaxed and fun event will feature a wide variety of dishes, from sophisticated to traditional street food, for only 20 pesos each. It will be a great chance for all-day family fun.

On June 22 there will be tastings of local products that have earned international and national awards and citations for their high quality.

This food festival will conclude at the Rosewood hotel, which will host an Iron Chef culinary competition with chefs from five different properties owned by the hotel chain. The chefs will buy the ingredients at local stores, markets and farms and cook in front of a live audience, who will vote on the winner, on June 28.

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