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LOS ANGELES MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION–Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pmFree
LOS ANGELES MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION–LA Plaza Cocina, a museum and teaching kitchen dedicated to Mexican food, presents the soft opening of Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories, a multimedia exhibition that examines food, identity, place, and culture and how traditions are preserved for future generations. Led by USC professor Sarah Portnoy, the exhibition shares the food stories of ten Indigenous, mestiza, Mexican-American, and Afro-Mexican grandmothers, or abuelas, in Los Angeles through photography, text, and a documentary film, kitchen artifacts, family recipes, and audio stories. Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories features 22 photographs and one large map and 10 objects, including molcajetes, a comal, a tortilla press and more, one from each abuela in the exhibition. The exhibition explores the dishes the grandmothers make in their home kitchens, including chiles en nogada, mole, tamales, pozole, mixiotes, enchiladas, and more. A 28-minute documentary also called Abuelita’s Kitchen: Mexican Food Stories will screen continuously at LA Cocina during the exhibition. The exhibition ends on September 4, 2022. Grand Opening, Sunday, May 22, 2022, 12 pm-4 pm LA Plaza Cocina 555 North Spring Street Admission is free. For more information, click here or contact Abelardo de la Peña Jr., Director of Marketing and Communications, 323-821-6898, firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.