The idea behind “Glosario Gastronómico de la Nueva España” originated when I first moved to Barcelona in late 2020. I was quite surprised when I saw how many Latin American products had become commonplace in the local supermarkets and small bodegas. However, it felt like these products were becoming more commonplace among a younger generation of Spaniards, not necessarily among the older generation who was still somewhat apprehensive about these new foreign “exotic” products. I wanted to introduce these products in a light-hearted way to a local demographic while showcasing this contrast between the older symbols of Spain and these new gastronomic imports from their former colonies.
Photography, writing, and casting by Denisse Ariana Pérez
Set design by Laura Veciana