From Sancocho To Tamales, These New Stamps Celebrate The Influence Of Latin Cuisine


You’ll have to cop a set of Delicioso stamps the next time you want to send abuela or mami a letter. The United States Postal Service is getting ready to let loose a new series that pays tribute to Latino dishes, including sancocho, tamales, empanadas, ceviche, chile rellenos and flan, all of which have greatly influenced American cuisine.

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“The Postal Service is thrilled to provide this sneak preview of a few subjects of our 2017 program as we continue offering exciting new topics on stamps that will have wide appeal to stamp enthusiasts in America and abroad,” said U.S. Postal Service Stamp Services Executive Director Mary-Anne Penner. “Stamps are miniature works of art that tell America’s story; this is only the beginning as we will announce more subjects going forward.”

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Each stamp is displayed in a bright and playful manner, illustrating the names of the six dishes in a festive font above each image. The stamps, a part of the government agency’s 2017 collection, were expertly designed by artist John Parra under the direction of Antonio Alcalá.