Sinaloa

Photo: Turismo Sinaloa Mexico – The state of Sinaloa is bordered to the north by Sonora and Chihuahua; to the south, by Nayarit; to the east by Durango, and to the west, across the Gulf of California, Baja California. Baseball Just a few days until the start of the great party that is the Caribbean …

Music, Dance and Commerce in Oaxaca’s Markets

August 1 is DĂ­a 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: BiulĂş 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 patrimonizaciĂłn de la gastronomĂ­a en MĂ©xico (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 RubĂ­n de la Borbolla Soundbytes: Rutas …

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 …