Adán Medrano
Cover of Don’t Count the Tortillas

All are welcome to join us for a closing reception as we thank our Migrahackers and present their final projects. We are also proud to welcome award-winning chef and author Adán Medrano, who will be designing our menu for the evening and speaking on “Cooking As An Aesthetic Practice of Resistance and Celebration” about his research surrounding the culinary traditions of the Mexican American communities of Texas and the intersections between immigration and cuisine. 

Copies of Adán’s most recent book, Don’t Count the Tortillas, will be available to purchase onsite. 

Adán Medrano is a chef and food writer as well as an award winning film producer who focuses on the culinary traditions of the Mexican American communities of Texas. As he writes, “The Mexican cuisine of Texas opens insights into how 15,000-year Indigenous traditions suffered from and successfully dealt with immigrant colonial peoples who arrived 500 years ago. Colonial immigrants forcibly brought African slaves to the Americas. African traditions eventually met Native American peoples, and tastes and communities were formed, nourished by a new cuisine.” He celebrates and shares this cuisine as a means of showing the way towards a better understanding of what it means to be “American.”

This event is free and open to all regardless of whether or not you plan to hack with us, but space is limited so please register in advance

What: Colorado Migrahack Closing Reception featuring Adán Medrano on “Cooking As An Aesthetic Practice of Resistance and Celebration”
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Where: The Tuscan Ballroom, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
             The University of Denver
             2044 E. Evans Ave. 
             Denver, CO 80210
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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