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Monthly free event: 'Salud y Sabor' National Hispanic Cultural Center

Oaxaca food, cuisine and celebration
Oaxaca food, cuisine and celebration
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The Street Food Institute, Agri-Cultura Network and the National Hispanic Cultural Center have teamed up to host a free monthly event called 'Salud y Sabor'. It is a "community-focused series that focuses on health, nutrition and entertainment for the whole family." Each month will feature a different theme and bring in cooking demonstrations, street art, activities for the whole family, live performances and more. It is an event where community can come and learn about healthy and delicious foods, enjoy some music and have a good time with family. There will be a focus on Hispanic foods. The 'Salud y Sabor' events will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the historic Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque.

The kick-off date for the 'Salud y Sabor' series starts July 16th from 5pm -8pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This week's event will highlight Oaxacan food and street art. It is free to attend and there will be food to sample. Famous chef Susana Trilling will be there giving Oaxacan food demonstrations. This came out of the desire from students of the Street Food Institute to share with the community what they had learned while visiting Oaxaca in the past. Guests can also look forward to live performances including one by Circo Radical. There will also be a kids area, free activities, a harvest table with local produce and more.

During the 'Salud y Sabor' events, will be free admission into National Hispanic Cultural Center's exhibits. The July exhibit will feature Oaxacan street art. They always feature beautiful exhibits that highlight Hispanic and Latino culture which is another great perk of this event. 'Salud y Sabor' has real promise on connecting healthy foods and healthy lifestyles with having fun. The series will run throughout fall and early winter. Stay tuned to NHCC's facebook event page for future events in the series.