IN PICTURES: The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is here

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MoLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. The event takes place at the MolAA in Long Beach from August 17-19. The World Forum on Mexican Gastronomy comes to Long Beach as its first location outside Mexico to host the famed food event.

 

Esthela Reyes, right, cleans the thorns off the nopales as cooks prepare their food at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy as it takes over MOLAA to celebrate Mexican gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Cooks cleans the thorns off the nopales as they prepare their food at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy as it takes over MOLAA to celebrate Mexican gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Asuella Monteo tears apart queso as the cooks prepare their food at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy as it takes over MOLAA to celebrate Mexican gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

An alcohol drink that contains snake venom at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Felicitas Lopez pours a drink called tejate made of corn, nuts, and cacao flower while at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Tejate is an ancient, pre-Hispanic drink. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

Mole cooks at the VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

The VI World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy is taking over MOLAA to celebrate Mexica gastronomy through conferences, food tastings and entertainment in Long Beach August 17, 2018. Photo by Thomas R Cordova

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