Morelia en Boca 2013

Eat Your Way Through Mexico's Morelia en Boca

Eat Your Way Through Mexico's Morelia en Boca

While grilling festivities dominated backyards across America this weekend, some of the biggest names in the food world, from cookbook authority Diana Kennedy to Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini, were busy taking part in another kind of celebration. About 3,000 attendees came together for the third annual Morelia en Boca, an event in Morelia, Michoacán, that bills itself as Mexico's premier food festival.

We were lucky enough to find ourselves among the attendees, thanks to a trip sponsored by Avocados from Mexico. While the three-day celebration included cooking demonstrations, talks, and star-chef-studded dinners, the most buzz took place in the food tents, where festivalgoers dined on everything from cactus to cupcakes. Keep reading to see all the details.