April 20, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates the influence of Central and South America, Mexican and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine with the issuance of new Delicioso Forever stamps during a first-day-of-issue ceremony in conjunction with Salud y Sabor and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
The Delicioso stamps feature bright and playful illustrations of tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno, and ceviche. This booklet of 20 stamps includes four of the tamales and flan designs and three of each of the other designs. The names of the six dishes appear in a festive font above each mouthwatering image.
“Ours is truly a world culture, and our stamps allow us to weave together the many threads of our national tapestry. With the issuance of the beautiful Delicioso Forever stamps, it is the Postal Service’s way of saying these Delicioso dishes epitomize the best of America, and will do so forever,” said Robert Cintron, vice president, Network Operations, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamps.
Cintron was joined at the stamp dedication ceremony by Veronica N. Gonzales, cabinet secretary, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs; Marie Yniguez, celebrity chef and owner of Bocadillos at Green Jeans Farmery; and Michael Flores, Arizona district marketing manager, U.S. Postal Service.
During the ceremony, there were special performances by Voces de Coronado directed by Otilio Ruiz and the Rio Grande High School Marine Corps JROTC.