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City honored for rich history of food

San Antonio likes its food

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SAN ANTONIO – It is no mystery folks from San Antonio like their food and the better the food, the happier we are.

Well, now, the city has received a special honor for its rich culinary history.

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On Wednesday, San Antonio was named a "creative city of gastronomy."

In the simplest terms, it means the Alamo City is being honored for it’s rich history. The designation came from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

The city worked with local nonprofits, the Chamber of Commerce and local chefs Johnny Hernandez and Elizabeth Johnson to apply for the designation, which highlights the roots and evolution of San Antonio cuisine.

“It goes beyond 300 years,” Hernandez said. “It really speaks to the Native American heritage, indigenous heritage that was here in San Antonio and all those things are what shaped our local cuisine."

The designation makes San Antonio one of 116 cities from 54 countries that are a part of the UNESCO creative cities network.