Betty took a two-week gastronomic and cultural tour into the heartland of Mexico under the guidance of culinary star Patricia Quintana, an extraordinary adventure shared by 80 members of the media, many from Europe as well as from Mexico City, Morelia, Guanajuato, Queretaro and Puebla.
AP writer Martha Mendoza has more on the trip and Mexico’s food tourism, including the various culinary routes visitors can take.
Betty was the lone U.S. adventurer who undertook the entire trip on behalf of furthering interest in Mexico’s rich culinary past and present. A high point for Betty was the charreada, or Mexican rodeo, at Rancho Buena Vista, with its vibrant connections to cowboy rodeos north of the border. (See Raising Steaks.)
In the photo below, Betty talks with Manuelita, a Chichimexican descendant in Queretaro, the elected Captain General of all the dancers of this region, as they continue to re-enact their ancient rituals.