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 …

World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy (Foro Mundial de la Gastronomía Mexicana) #fmgm16

Are you passionate about Mexican food? You’re in luck this week. The Fourth World Forum of Mexican Gastronomy will be held from November 24 to 27 at the National Arts Center (Cenart) in Mexico City. Hashtag: #fmgm16 You can check the program at: http://www.ccgm.mx/fmgm/programa Remote participants can watch videos live from the Teatro de las Artes Archived …

National Chocolate Day

The word chocolate comes from Mexico’s Aztecs and is derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl which combines xocolli, meaning bitter and atl, which means water. And if you’re in Oaxaca City, play the chocolate treasure hunt! My personal favorite is Chocoluchy! The USA’s National Confectioners Association created National Chocolate Day, celebrated this Friday (October 28). In …

Ho’olaule’a!! Celebrating the Pacific Islands Festival on the Ninth Island

Henderson, Nevada – We’re looking for conversation starters at this weekend’s Ho’olaule’a Pacific Islands Festival (September 10-11) organized by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club. Details on Facebook  and Twitter @LasVegasHCC Quick. Can you say Papahānaumokuākea? Have a listen. How about Ho’olaule’a? I am outside of my linguistic comfort zone, so I embrace the opportunity to learn by listening. The Henderson …

Mexico’s Culinary Histories

Livestreaming today and en español: México, sus cocinas y sus historias culinarias (Mexico’s kitchens and culinary histories). Speaker: Sarah Bak-Geller Corona http://www.enah.edu.mx/index.php/transmisiones México, sus cocinas y sus historias culinarias Key Links http://www.enah.edu.mx https://www.facebook.com/ENAH.oficial https://www.youtube.com/user/ENAHTV https://twitter.com/ENAH_oficial Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/mxfood Questions/Preguntas Estamos dando el prestigio que merece las historias culinarias en México o que hacemos para mejorar los conocimientos y …

Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi

Sweden – The Sámi Markan Jukkasjarvi highlights and recognizes the Sami culture and various topics related to life in Sápmi. The event is organized by Nutti Sami Siida (a winner of the ITBW award!) and is being held this weekend (Aug 19-21) in Jukkasjarvi. For details, consult the original program and Nutti’s Facebook page. Here are the descriptions …

A Festival of Three Rivers #TRF2016

Add this to your #LocalTravelUSA events calendar! Fort Wayne, Indiana – July 8-16 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence …

Supporting Pochote Xochimilco

Members of the Pochote Xochimilco Market in Oaxaca, Mexico have staged a peaceful protest in the Plaza de la Danza outside the City Hall (Palacio Municipal). Neighbours from the Xochimilco neighborhood have complained about the market and demand its removal. The protest seeks to show support for the market. Details on Facebook Consider me present …