Last weekend we attended Joel Salcido's photography exhibit entitled Aliento a Tequila at the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery at Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The exhibit is a collection of color and sepia tone photographs which capture the process of producing tequila at the Don Julio Distillery in Jalisco, Mexico. The artist describes how the exhibit, "reflects the mythical space where the weight of history and the tyranny of earth transcends into a spirit called tequila." The photographs truly give insight into the laborious process of creating tequila. The event, co-sponsored by Don Julio Tequila, was festive and well attended. The mariachi septet, Mariachi Relámpago y Los Alfansinos, kept the energy high. The tequila was flowing so we tried a cocktail called Don Burro: Don Julio Blanco, ginger cordial, fresh lime juice, apple serum and fresh cucumber juice. It was light, easy-sipping and balanced. Kudos to the bartenders who handled the bar line like pros. It was an interesting interactive experience viewing the photographs with blue agave fields and sipping tequila. The exhibit continues through November 29 and admission is free. (Cathy)
The love of food and how it can bring people together led to the creation of this blog. As a mother of two grown boys, who have left the nest and occasionally return, I noticed a common occurrence-- there is usually someone at home who is hungry.
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