Artichokes

Photo: Mike Mozart Artichoke = a European plant resembling a thistle, cultivated for its large flower heads Recipes tk California In the United States, California provides nearly 100% of the U.S. crop, with about 80% of that being grown in Monterey County; there, Castroville proclaims itself to be “The Artichoke Center of the World” and …

Mezcalturismo

Photo: Roadtrip Mezcalturismo = tourism whose purpose is or includes the tasting, consumption, or purchase of mezcal, often at or near the source Mezcal (sometimes spelled ‘mescal’) is a distilled liquor made from the agave plant. You can sample mezcal at most cantinas and restaurants. But where to go for taste-testing or to purchase a …

Bakeries

Photo: Great Buns’ Green White Red Bakery = a place where bread and cakes are made or sold Among our favorites: Las Vegas Great Buns Bakery 3270 East Tropicana Great Buns Bakery, Las Vegas Mexico City Panaderia Ideal, Avenida 16 de Septiembre #18. Not a restaurant but a bakery with a cavernous interior. If you …

Wine Tourism

Buzzwords Wine Tourism = tourism whose purpose is or includes the tasting, consumption, or purchase of wine, often at or near the source Also see: enotourism, oenotourism, and vinitourism Embedded Tweets I love the Blues. Add @Backsberg hospitality, good wine, friends and the beautiful Winelands mountains and vineyards as backdrop and you have a magical …

Mushroom Tourism

Photo: Oaxaca Market Oaxaca, Mexico has been at the forefront of creating events, conservation programs, and gastronomical delight with mushrooms. Culinary tourism attracts visitors to people and places for specific foods. There’s coffee tourism, wine tourism, and a new fave – mushroom tourism, aka micoturismo, in Spain. This page will explore mushroom tourism around the …

Mezcal

Photo: Mezcal Mezcal (sometimes spelled ‘mescal’) is a distilled liquor made from the agave plant. A strong smoky drink that symbolizes local culture and tradition, what tequila is to Jalisco, mezcal is to Oaxaca. Mezcalturismo As mezcal becomes more famous, visitors want to see where it is made. Viva Mezcalturismo! Good Advice Sip, don’t gulp. …

Metate

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Starting Out Metate = mortar, a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds Also known as a mealing stone Translating Metate Zapoteco de Teotitlán del Valle: Guitz Mixteco de southeast of Nochi: Yodo Quotes Without corn there is no country. (Sin maiz, no hay pais) – Popular saying We want …

September 29 is National Corn Day in Mexico #DíaNacionaldelMaíz

Poster: La Cosecha Market Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The country celebrates September 29 as Día Nacional del Maíz (National Corn Day). Hashtag: #DíaNacionaldelMaíz Planeta.com is curating tweets and other info that show off the variety and vulnerability of traditional corn in Mexico. …

Mezcal Links

Photo: Agaves in Oaxaca Links related to mezcal presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @Insitumezcal @UlisesTorrenter @Mezcaloteca @WahakaMezcal @LaOllaOax @MestizoMezcal @LaNinadelMezcal @IlegalMezcal @MezcalElCortijo @MezcalAlipus @Mezonte YouTube MezcalOaxaca Multi Cultural Cooking Network on site at Wahaka Mezcal Dave Miller and the Multi Cultural Cooking Network with Cecilia Rios, La Niña del Mezcal Questions What mezcal-focused accounts …