It was said that gastronomy is the soul of the people, and in each kitchen, it is maintained differently, but the idea of scorpions in tacos is not good.
Deyanira Navarro Gallegos, director of the Conservatory of Gastronomic Culture of Durango, said that the scorpion tacos should not be considered as part of the traditions, because you cannot decree what if and what is not endemic to the culture.
She indicated that gastronomy is the soul of the people, and in each kitchen, it is maintained differently, but the idea of scorpions in tacos is not good. Even that threatens the history of Durango because the city was founded on a nest of scorpions.
She also said that for centuries a unique way has been maintained in each home to prepare food, but in the same way with the same inputs, so the traditions are maintained. But not by imposition
“In the matter of this product that is being promoted, as a gastronomic product and that in some way there is a confusion in presenting it as a traditional meal. I want to tell you that there is no historical background, not even in pre-Hispanic times that scorpions have been consumed. In 1749 he named St. George patron of the city because there was a very large death of people from the scorpion sting and the strategies they had at hand was not to Eat them. The Church said: We will appoint St. George to defend us from this poisonous arachnid that comes to life. ”
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