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A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

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Los tesoros son la gente. The treasures are the people.

April 24-25 Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca (First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca)

Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosted the First Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from the eight regions of the state will attend.

The event coincides with the anniversary of the founding of Oaxaca City.

The Primer Encuentro is an initiative of the Oaxaca City government, under the organization of Celia Florian, representing the traditional cooks and Adriana Aguilar Escobar, director of Municipal Tourism.

Planeta.com updated this guide and curated a Twitter moment with highlights from the event, lessons learned and tips for visitors.


  • How is this event organized? = ¿Cómo se organiza este evento?
  • What is a traditional cook? = ¿Qué es una cocinera tradicional?
  • How do you translate Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca in other languages, particularly Oaxaca’s Indigenous languages?
  • Where do you recommend eating in Oaxaca City? = ¿Dónde recomienda comer en la ciudad de Oaxaca?
  • Can you recommend any cooks? ¿Puede recomendar cocinera/os específicos?
  • Can the conference presentations be shared via live or recorded video? = ¿Se pueden compartir las presentaciones de la conferencia a través de video en vivo o grabado?
  • In this #YearOfOpen, are any related publications and online resources open access? Bonus points for OER. = ¿En este #YearOfOpen, hay publicaciones relacionadas y recursos en línea de acceso abierto? Bonus points for OER.

Translating: Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales del Oaxaca #usatuvoz

English: Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Zapotec (Teotitlán del Valle): Xhlany xhpeñ guaw Law La’

What’s next? The second encuentro is scheduled for April 25-28, 2018

Twitter Moment
⚡️ “Primer Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales”

Cue Yourself
Cocineras Tradicionales




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