LA Plaza Cocina, a museum and teaching kitchen dedicated to Mexican food, opens later this year at LA Plaza Village on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles. The multi-disciplinary venue will aim to educate visitors on Mexico’s culinary heritage, from its indigenous roots to its contemporary interpretations through an array of exhibitions, cooking classes, lectures, workshops and culinary festivals. LA Plaza Village is a new mixed-use complex located in one of the oldest historic districts of Los Angeles. Consisting of four buildings ranging from five to seven stories tall, the project will include multifamily housing units, retail space and murals by local Chicano artists. A significant feature will be a landscaped paseo connecting LA Plaza Village with LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Olvera Street and Union Station. (