San Antonino Castillo Velasco

Places to visit in Oaxaca: San Antonino Castillo Velasco A fuego lento es como las mujeres oriundas de San Antonino Castillo Velasco cocinan sus tradicionales empanadas de amarillo, producto de una herencia ancestral que se desprende de su abuela, es como doña Carmen Sánchez Hernández conserva la receta original de la elaboración de las empanadas que …

México

In 2017 Planeta.com is making a major revision to our award-winning online guide to Mexico. Suggestions are welcome as we connect locals and visitors by revising our guides to states and cities, parks and reserves, Indigenous cultures, festivals and food. Most of our changes are on internal pages and the previews/recaps of events. Slideshare #MexicoNow …

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, …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is Día del Comerciante and celebrated in Oaxaca’s markets. From afar we are keeping an eye on our friends working and patronizing these wonderful spaces of music, dance and commerce. Many, many thanks for the live video from La Cosecha and Pochote Xochimilco markets. La Cosecha Facebook Videos Pochote Xochimilco Proyecto Agroecologico y Artesanal Facebook …

Guelaguetza

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. The 2017 celebration winds down today 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 southeastern corner …

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 …

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 …