The Street Food Institute, an entrepreneur-focused culinary non-profit dedicated to growing the local food economy, has partnered with Agri-Cultura Network and the NHCC to bring you the free, monthly, community-focused event Salud y Sabor. This series of monthly events focused on health, nutrition, and entertainment for the whole family will celebrate its launch on Wednesday, July 16th at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 5pm.
This month’s Salud y Sabor focuses on Oaxacan cuisine and street art. The event will feature demonstrations and tastings from internationally renowned chef Susanna Trilling, an authority on Oaxacan cuisine. Susanna has filmed and hosted numerous TV programs, including A Cook’s Tour with TV Chef Anthony Bourdain, and is currently is featured on the Diary of a Foodie on PBS sharing her take on Mexican gourmet cuisine. The event will also feature a slew of captivating activities – from performances by the Circo Radical, to live music, activities for kids, health information and screenings, a harvest table with local produce, and entrance into NHCC’s Oaxacan street art exhibit. The event is free and open to the public.
Tina Garcia-Shams, the director of Community Relations at the Street Food Institute says, “This event brings the whole community together for healthy and fun activities around food. We want to ensure everyone has access to exceptional culinary experiences right here in Albuquerque, and we also want to increase awareness around the connection between nutrition and health. This month, Susanna is visiting us from Oaxaca to really share what our Street Food Institute Abroad culinary students experienced when they went to Oaxaca to study with her last Spring. We wanted to bring that experience home.”
This free and public event will be held from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, July 16 at the NHCC.
The Street Food Institute: The Street Food Institute (SFI) is an entrepreneur-focused culinary program dedicated to inspiring the success of small, local businesses in New Mexico. SFI supports the development of small business by growing the state’s local food economy and developing strong future business leaders. SFI trains its emerging business leaders to employ sustainable business practices that support local farmers, entrepreneurs, and families.
Agri-Cultura Network: The Agri-Cultura Network is made up of small, local and organic farms. Together the Network aggregates their harvests and sells locally grown produce to Albuquerque Public Schools, local restaurants and grocery stores, and to community members through their Community Supported Agriculture project, La Cosecha CSA.
National Hispanic Cultural Center: The NHCC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. Since our grand opening in 2000, we have staged over 50 art exhibitions and 500 programs in the visual, performing, and literary arts. We provide venues for visitors to learn about Hispanic culture throughtout the world. Our beautiful campus is located along the banks of the Rio Grande in the historic Albuquerque neighborhood of Barelas.