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"A Conversation with Adán Medrano"

On September 29, 2021, Humanities Texas and Foodways Texas hosted "A Conversation with Adán Medrano." A chef, food writer, and filmmaker, Medrano spent twenty-three years traveling and working throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia, where he came to recognize the importance of food and how it serves as a source of identity and cultural memory. He returned to the U.S. in 2010 to focus on the culinary traditions of the Mexican American community of Texas: its history, recipes, and how this singular cuisine is showing the way toward a better understanding of what it means to be "American." Moderated by journalist and cultural anthropologist Cecilia Ballí, "A Conversation with Adán Medrano" touched on Medrano's personal journey with food as well as themes explored in his recent documentary, Truly Texas Mexican. The conversation was followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Video by Humanities Texas.