martes, 15 de abril de 2014

Las Chicaleras: Another Tradition of Holy Week in Patzcuaro

During Holy Week in Patzcuaro, “las Chicaleras” – true traditional cooks from Pichátaro, about 20 miles from Patzcuaro – converge on Patzcuaro’s Plaza San Francisco with their delicious culinary delights. 


Prehispanic mexican food made by las Chicaleras in Patzcuaro
Prehispanic mexican food made by las Chicaleras in Patzcuaro

The word “Chicaleras” comes from “chicales,” which is corn cooked in brown sugar, normally after soaking in water for three days.

Chicales Mexican Prehispanic food from the Mexican Cuisine
Chicales Mexican Prehispanic food from the Mexican Cuisine
Another specialty of the Chicaleras is wheat tamales.  These spongy morsels are prepared from ancestral recipes, and are just one of the countless varieties of Mexican tamales.


Wheat tamales authentic mexican cuisine
Wheat tamales authentic mexican cuisine

These tamales are prepared in large metal vats over open fires. The aroma permeates the entire area, inviting the locals and tourists alike to come and enjoy this rich tradition.

Mexican prehispanic food can be found in Patzcuaro

Holy Week is the only time the Chicaleras come to Patzcuaro to sell their chicales and tamales.  Don’t miss this annual event!

*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

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