“Antojitos” (Literal translation is Little Cravings) are not only delicious Mexican dishes such as tacos and quesadillas, they are also a big part of the Mexican history as a nation. Being that ingredients such as corn have always played a role in the dietary essentials of a Mexican.
These types of foods are characterized mainly by being much elaborated, you normally find them in squares, or on street corner stands and are consumed in a very informal way, often time standing. Mexico is known for its variety of street vendor foods, many tourists simply avoid street stands, but it is often revered as some of the best food Mexico has to offer.
Street vendor foods have had a major impact on Mexican kitchens: High End and Gourmet restaurants often serve dishes inspired by their street vendor predecessors, chefs from all over the world travel to Mexico to investigate the local street cuisine, and find inspiration for their own dishes.
Traditional Mexican cuisine has been recognized by the (UNESCO) as a cultural model that understands agrarian practices, rituals, has a basic understanding of ancient culinary techniques, and displays communitarian inspired behavior and customs. Dubbing it: A Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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Over the years, Puerto Vallarta has proudly positioned itself as “Gay Friendly” destination, position which is strengthened year by year. It is because of this, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community decided to hold it’s first annual Gay Pride weekend in this luscious city, from the 24th to the 26th of May. The events and festivities were supported and sponsored by Puerto Vallarta’s city hall, clubs, bars, hotels, restaurants all from the Romantic Zone, and your very own Palmera Vacations!
Pride Weekend consisted of extensive amounts of events, with opening and closing ceremonies, the coronation of the Gay Pride Queen 2013, symbolical weddings, an underwear parade, art expos, and the official Gay Pride Parade. The funds that were raised were to benefit the SETAC, the Asilo San Juan Diego A.C., and the The Santa Barbara Physical Rehabilitation Clinic of Vallarta AC.
The events held from the 24th through the 26th had a few goals in mind; to unite the community and raise awareness for gay rights, and to promote Puerto Vallarta as a Gay tourist destination. All involved were very pleased with the outcome of this landmark event and the reaction among the community was a very positive one. Without a doubt, this is the first of many Vallarta Prides!