Pulque

Buzzwords Pulque = alcoholic drink made by fermenting sap from the maguey Translating Pulque Ayuuk: Kee’ts or keetsy pya’ajk Facebook Embedded Tweets El #pulque y la flor de maguey son elementos centrales en la #gastronomía Hñähñú/#Otomí del Valle del Mezquital, #Hidalgo. Foto: Maya Goded. pic.twitter.com/jDeB1ruDFp — Museo Indígena (@MiMuseoIndigena) January 25, 2017 Instagram El pulque …

Tequila

Poster: What are your favorite mezcals and tequilas? Mexico’s beloved drink is produced in Tequila, Jalisco a small town that lies in the shadow of a volcano. The Drink Fields of orderly rows of agave tequilana surround the remote town, an hour north of Guadalajara. The prickly blue agave plant dominates the valleys, although you’ll …

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Poster Events of note: The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes place the last weekend in July in Gilroy California. Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic. Key Links https://gilroygarlicfestival.com General Information & FAQs Directions Where to …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Dios mep. Zei te ie. Zac xtil. Padush. Practicing for our next trip to markets in Oaxaca, Mexico. La Ciudad de Oaxaca has some of the most popular markets in Mexico. Nearby towns have their own markets and market days. An analogy: If markets are Mexico’s own tree of life, then …

Picnic

Photo: Library of Congress, 1940 New Mexico Picnic = To participate in an outing that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors Photos Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating Communities Verbs

Garlic

Photo: Oaxcaca Market (2007) Wikipedia: Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion. Garlic is native to Central Asia and northeastern Iran. Elsewhere on the Web How-to-Peel-a-Head-of-Garlic-in-Less-Than-10-Seconds Photos Artwork Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic Planeta.com Gilroy Garlic Festival Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Chocolate

Buzzwords Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the use and introduced this to the Aztecs who called it xocolatl, meaning ‘bitter water’ in the Nahuatl language. The Spaniards sent chocolate to Europe. It took a …

Honey

Buzzwords Honey = Sweet, sticky, yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers Honey is the only edible food for humans that never goes bad. Recommended Listening Nature’s workaholics – In her book “Bee”, Claire Preston writes about the significant role bees have played in the art, politics and social …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …