Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the Web Un recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maíz Biodiversidad.gob.mx Videos Wikipedia Zea perennis Zea Planeta.com Corn = Maíz = Conabio Wild México

Margarita Day

Photo: Comala Margarita February 22 is National Margarita Day in the USA. Looking ahead, also in the US, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Salud! Headlines Margarita Day – San Diego Entertainer National Margarita Day – Food Channel ecotravel/mexico/yucatan/tales/0605margarita.html Elsewhere on the Web nationalmargaritaday.com Planeta.com 02 • February • Februar Tequila Jalisco

Cheese = Queso =

Photo: Goat Cheese in Oaxaca Blessed are the cheesemakers. – Life of Brian Cheese = Food made from the pressed curds of milk Features The Best Places in the World to Vacation If You Love Cheese Follow the Cheese Trail http://www.wordspy.com/index.php?word=goat-cheese-curtain Recommended Listening The Microbiology of Cheese YouTube Embedded Tweets Living the dream, my friends. …

Avocados

Photo: Harvest The word ‘avocado’ comes from the indigenous Nahuatl word ahuácatl (scrotum, a reference to the shape of the fruit). FYI Guacamole literally means “avocado sauce” in Spanish. It’s from the Nahuatl word ahuaca-mulli. Gardening Tip Growing a plant from the seed? Insert toothpicks! Pointed end goes up and the rounded end is in …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Angelica’s Tamales de frijol Documenting our slow adventures in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. Headlines https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/07/19/629629261/carne-asada-hold-the-meat-why-latinos-are-embracing-vegan-mexican-cuisine https://melissabiggs.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/guamoche Planeta.com A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018) Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City Mexico’s Culinary Histories Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico What’s Cooking in Mexico’s Kitchens? September 29 is National Corn Day in …

Atole

Photo: Irene’s food and drink from Teotitlán Atole = Traditional corn-based beverage of Mesoamerican origin. The word comes from Nahuatl ātōlli Varieties Atole Blanco Atole Simple Granillo Chileatole Headlines Verde que te quiero verde: El chileatole – Animal Gourmet Embedded Tweets Compartimos sus participaciones de la palabra "Atole"#LosDerechosVivenEnTodasLasLenguas #TodasSeLlamanLenguas pic.twitter.com/DMmjYsEOFA — CEPIADET (@CEPIADET) February 5, …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: 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 Facebook YouTube Seminario “Cocinas en México, procesos biosociales, históricos y reproducción cultural” Tema: …

Vegan

Buzzwords Vegan = using or containing no animal products Elsewhere on the Web Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. – Vegan Society Questions How is a vegan diet different …

Food Waste

Buzzwords Food Waste = Food waste is discarded food. Twitter @SelinaJuul Questions What do you do with food waste? = ¿Qué haces con el desperdicio de alimentos? UNEP: Think, Eat, Save Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste – UNEP Think, Eat, Save Translating: Think. Eat. …