Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Ron Mader, Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Updates are featured on the Planeta Wiki. Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in …

Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca

Tlaxcala, Mexico hosts its third ‘Encuentro’ for regional food today. Details, photos and videos to be added in a summary of Tlaxcalteca cooking. Details Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca Facebook YouTube Twitter Ya llegamos al Recinto Ferial de #Tlaxcala para vivir el Tercer Encuentro de Cocina Tlaxcalteca. pic.twitter.com/y5jFPkzzGY — Food and Travel MX (@FoodandTravelMX) April …

Chocolate Oaxaca

Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. HISTORY Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this to the …

New Address for Oaxaca’s Pochote Xochimilco Market

Photo: Pochote Xochimilco, Facebook Oaxaca City – Breaking news from Oaxaca’s Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal. Starting today (Friday, January 13), the market opens its doors at a new location: Calle Marcos Pérez #217, Colonia Centro (between Crespo y Joaquin Amaro). Google Map We have a long relationship with our friends (vendors and clients) at the …

Bananas

Bananas and plantains together are the world’s fourth most important food crop, following rice, wheat, and corn. They are grown in every humid tropical region are cultivated every day of the year. There are hundreds of varieties ranging in colour from yellow to green to dark red. The plantain is considered a vegetable, while others …

Food Miles

Graphic: Ron Mader, Food Miles Food miles = The distance food is transported from production to consumer or paddock to plate. As consumers around the world become aware of the carbon footprint of their travels and purchases, a new term has appeared. Introducing food miles which track the journey food takes from the farm to …

Markets

Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to visit. Locals have …

Recipes

Photo: Recipe Box (Prisma Filter) In June Planeta.com is digging into our recipe box, republishing some of the earliest features from our site. We also encourage you to check on the month-long Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe? Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/recipes Questions What is the best way to scan and save recipes? = ¿Cuál es la …