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. …

Beets

Photo Beet = the edible dark red spherical root of a kind of beet, eaten as a vegetable Wikipedia Beetroot 9 Beet Stretch Planeta Vegetables Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Food Links

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Hojaldras Planeta.com is updating our coverage and recommendations for slow adventures and culinary tourism in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. = Planeta.com está actualizando nuestra cobertura y recomendaciones para aventuras lentas y turismo culinario en las cocinas, mercados, y restaurantes de México. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviar Where there’s no queso in quesadilla Carne Asada, Hold The …

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Poster Events of note: The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes place the last weekend in July in Gilroy, California. 2021 dates: July 23-25 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 gilroygarlicfestival.com General Information and …

Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets

Poster Good morning. Natandio. Työs meep. 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 …

Mexico: Resilience of Alternative Food Networks to Covid-19

Poster Livestreaming now:Resilience of Alternative Food Networks to Covid-19 (Resiliencia de las Redes Alimentarias Alternativas ante la covid-19). In Spanish Hosted by Coordinación Universitaria para la Sustentabilidad UNAM and Coordinación Universitaria para la Sustentabilidad UNAM, Tianguis Alternativo de Puebla, Mercado Alternativo de Tlalpan, Cooperativa de Consumo Consciente, Colectivo Zacahuitzco, and Mercado de las cosas verdes …

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 Paanpijkxpa – (persona que le da “mantenimiento” a los metates) Quotes Without corn there is no country. …

Cherries

Photos: Fruitnet, First of the season Cherry = fruit of many plants of the genus Prunus, and is a fleshy drupe (stone fruit) Translating: Cherry French: Cerise German: Kirsche Greek: κεράσι Spanish: Cereza Photos Wikipedia Cherry Prunus_subg._Cerasus Planeta Fruit Trees Nutrition

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara 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) September 29 is National Corn Day in Mexico #DíaNacionaldelMaíz …