The month-long Superbowl of flavor pins Los Angeles as a bona fide foodie destination.

No longer in the culinary minor league, the annual LA Times Food Bowl kicked paying homage to its Hispanic heritage titled Mesoamerica at the historic Million Dollar Theatre. No other North American city can claim more ethnic diversity, but Los Angeles would not exist as it is without the flavors, sights, and sounds of Mexico.

The opening night platform explored this binding and synergetic first incarnation of chef Enrique Olvera’s celebrated symposium to be held outside of Mexico. Olvera and L.A. Times Food Editor Peter Meehan have put together a program that explores this culinary and cultural interconnectedness that culminated with the ultimate DiFiesta at Grand Central Market.

The celebration continues throughout the month of May with events, parties, classes, demonstrations, dinners, and the famous five day Night Market.  Acclaimed chefs and experts from around the world will be on hand to share their knowledge, stories, and love of all things food to an event that cannot exist anywhere but Los Angeles.

Click here for a calendar of events.