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 …

Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. This year the celebration takes place on July 17 and 24 and in 2018, the likely dates are July 23 and 30. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the …

This Week in Teotitlán del Valle

I am properly jealous of locals and visitors in Teotitlán del Valle this week. It’s the annual town festival, one of my all-time favorites. There’s masks, dances, tamales and Danza de la Pluma. I’m sharing some of their news posted on Facebook and Twitter. This is both #MexicoNow and #OaxacaToday #OaxacaHoy hashtag worthy. Zeferino Mendoza …

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 …

Teotitlán del Valle

Photo: Masked Mexico – Walk with the Weavers and spend time in the Place of the Gods. The Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle (elevation: 1,670 meters or 5,500 feet) is world-famous for production of colorful weavings (laadi in the local language). Natural World In the Náhuatl language of the Aztecs, the name of the …

Angela Mendoza

Photo: Angela Mendoza, Pochote Market This is a visual letter to Angela Mendoza, her family and many friends. I’ve learned that my good friend is recovering from an illness. The family held a raffle to raise needed funds. Much love and caring. Amigos = Friends Posters Videos Essay I met Angela when she sold her …

Cabo Pulmo National Park

Photo: Arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo Mexico – A new visitor’s center has been inaugurated this week at Cabo Pulmo National Park. The coral reef in Cabo Pulmo Bay is one of the few reef areas in the eastern Pacific and the only one in the Gulf of California or Sea of ​​Cortez. The …