Agritourism

Buzzwords: Agritourism Agritourism = Agricultural Tourism According to the American Farm Bureau, agritourism is “an enterprise at a working farm, ranch or agriculture plant conducted for the enjoyment of visitors that generates income for the owner.” The people that choose to visit farms are often seeking “authentic” experiences. There are many types of agritourism. The most …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Oaxaca City has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Oaxaca City has some of the most amazing markets (more below) and there are market days in nearby towns. When you buy local, you are helping support responsible travel! Money spent in these markets circulate quickly and supports the local economy. It’s also a …

Corn = Maíz

Photo: Ron Mader, Criollo Corn Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. Celebrations Septiembre = September: Mes de Maíz (Corn Month) (Mexico) September 29 Día Nacional del Maíz (Mexico) #DíaNacionaldelMaíz Wiki Maíz de Oaxaca Mexican Food YouTube Seminario “Cocinas en México, …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using an outer covering of corn mixture to envelop meaty and vegy goodness. These are prepared and then steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (bean), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Oaxaca …

Pozontle

This weekend at La Cosecha Market in Oaxaca City, Mexico: ¡Tenemos Pozontle! Directo de Villa Hidalgo Yalalag. Facebook La Cosecha Oaxaca #MercadoOrganicoLaCosecha Earlier pozontle sighting: Planeta.com Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets Wiki http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/lacosecha http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/pozontle http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/markets Slideshare Mercados de Oaxaca y las Redes Sociales (Oaxaca Markets and the Social Web) from ron mader

What’s Cooking in Mexico’s Kitchens?

Image: La Cosecha Market Today’s live video – Proyecto de patrimonización de la gastronomía en México (Project for the patrimony of gastronomy in Mexico) hosted by INAH: Seminar “Kitchens in Mexico, biosocial processes, historical and cultural reproduction” Theme: Patrimony project of gastronomy in Mexico and traditional kitchens Speaker: Sol Rubín de la Borbolla Soundbytes: Rutas …

International Streetfood Congress = Congreso Internacional Comer En La Calle #ComerEnLaCalle

Mark your calendars May 16-18, 2018 Congreso Internacional Comer En La Calle (International Streetfood Congress) Mexico City – The Mexican capital, where the most diverse forms of street food come together, will be the scene to gather specialists from all over the world interested in the analysis of this phenomenon. La capital mexicana, donde confluyen las más diversas …

Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe?

Poster: Ron Mader, What is a recipe? #roofdog Publisher’s Note: Turning our preview into a recap of the Virtual Conversation on ‘What is a Recipe?’ held June 2 to July 5, 2017, hosted by The Recipe Project. Kudos for inspired, inclusive and open participation! Twitter Shoutout: @historecipes, @ltotelin, @historybeagle Hashtags:  #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Wiki: Recipes Source: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/9170 The Recipes Project is a …

Letter Carriers’ 2017 Food Drive

Photo: Mailboxes The need for food assistance remains a problem in America. On Saturday, May 13, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger. The food drive is the nation’s largest single-day drive. In 2016, 80 million pounds of …

Food and the Internet #FoodandtheNet

May 11, 12pm-1:30pm Food and the Internet (PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower, Level 16, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand) Registration Hashtag: #FoodandtheNet From @InternetNZ / Internetnz: The Internet has changed the way we access food – think online supermarket shopping, food bloggers (when was the last time you used a cook book?), nutrition info at your fingertips and what …