Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using corn mixture to envelop goodness of meaty and vegy varieties. These are wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (beans), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific coast of …

Mezcal

Photo: Mezcalería In Situ 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, …

Tequila

Poster: Roofdog Mexico’s beloved drink is produced the region surrounding Tequila, Jalisco. The Drink Fields of orderly rows of agave tequilana surround the town, an hour north of Guadalajara. The prickly blue agave plant dominates the valleys, although you’ll see a cow or two sharing the fields or climbing the volcano. While Indigenous people consumed …

Vegas Food

Photo: Skyline Food and dining in Las Vegas Headlines Las Vegas is Having a Food Moment That Couldn’t Happen Anywhere Else In Vegas, Pigs eat for free Las Vegas Off the Eaten Path – NYT 50 must-eat Las Vegas meals Elsewhere on the Web vegas.eater.com Restaurants https://blacksheepvegas.com Facebook Steak The Steak House – Circus Circus …

Vegas Food Links

Photo Links related to Las Vegas and Las Vegas food in particular NLV Tequila Bottling LLC https://www.facebook.com/pages/NLV-Tequila-Bottling-LLC/201415743292536 Farm-to-table tequila company in North Las Vegas a testament to perseverance Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Las Vegas Las Vegas Links Las Vegas International

Olives

Photo: Martin Burrow Olive = a small oval fruit with a hard pit and bitter flesh, green when unripe and brownish black when ripe, used as food, and as a source of oil University of California: The olive tree, Olea europaea, valued for both its beauty and its fruit, has been a part of Mediterranean …

Food Links

Photo: Tom Buckley, Mexico City Links related to food presented in somewhat random fashion: Food Supply https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab29ae https://www.fastcompany.com/90422553/the-first-map-of-americas-food-supply-chain-is-mind-boggling Recommended listening The Chili Powder Cheat: A Tex-Mex Story – Southern Foodways – @ryangordonkatz @potlikker related: texas, authenticity, fascist culinarians (!) Chili powder Cultural appropriation Say that again – tales of noisy nosh – So many of …

World Food Day 2019

Poster October 16 is World Food Day. This year’s theme motto: Healthy diets for a zero hunger world Hundreds of events and outreach activities bring together governments, businesses, NGOs, the media, and general public. Hashtags: #WFD2019, #ZeroHunger, #WorldFoodDay Key Links fao.org/world-food-day Communication Toolkit World Food Day Challenge Planeta.com celebrates World Food Day each year. We …

Vanilla

Photo: Dried seed pods Vanilla = a tropical climbing orchid that has fragrant flowers and long podlike fruit Flickr Vanilla Video Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Oaxaca Chocolate Chocolate