Cooking Classes

Buzzwords Cooking Class = Lesson in preparing a meal. Oaxaca https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g150801-Activities-c36-t203-Oaxaca_Southern_Mexico.html   Las Vegas https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g45963-Activities-c36-t203-Las_Vegas_Nevada.html   Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating Communities Culinary Tourism Markets

A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018)

Photo: Melissa Biggs April 25-28 Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca (Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of Oaxaca) Oaxaca City’s Plaza de la Danza hosts the Second Meeting of Traditional Cooks of the Oaxaca (Segundo Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca). More than 50 cooks from the eight regions of the state will attend. The event coincides …

Comer con los ojos = Feast for the eyes

Poster Recommended Viewing: Comer con los Ojos (Feast for the Eyes), a Spanish-language video series featured on YouTube and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Comercnlosojos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdESHuIv18qNdH9wFmC6xpQ Kudos Mónica Gracia Manrique Latest episode #10: Patrimonio Culinario y Ferias Gastronomicas (Culinary Heritage and Gastronomic Fairs) Tenemos la entrevista con la Dra. Melissa Biggs (@melisu_b), destacada investigadora de las cocina mexicanas, quien nos …

Food, Health and Cultivating Communities

Photo: Caldo de Piedra Planeta.com’s Food, Health and Cultivating Communities dialogue highlights local food and slow food and everything delicious! Discussion continues on a number of social web channels, including Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. “Come hungry,” says Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. “Foodies play a critical role in developing conscious and responsible travel and ecotourism, Choosing what …

Food Notebook

Photo: Tom Buckley, Tlayudas Food quotes Quotes One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. – Henny Youngman Each gorilla has its own voice: you can really tell who’s singing, and if it’s their …

Tejate

Photo: Guadalupe Juárez prepares fresh tejate Oaxaca’s traditional energy drink is tejate, ‘the drink of the gods.’ This beverage was originally served to the ruling elite of Zapotec society. Tejate is usually served in markets in lovely hand-painted, gourd bowls called jícaras. Like most Oaxacan delicacies, tejate’s ingredient list is complex. The libation is made …

Mole

Photo Mole — rhymes with Olé! — is a rich, smooth sauce and a chief component in many of Mexico’s signature dishes. Oaxaca Connections The most well-known mole sauce in Oaxaca is the black (negro) variety, which includes spices and chocolate. To many Oaxacans, mole negro is the only mole. The other ‘moles’ are in …

Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada

Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada Restaurants Todd’s Unique Dining https://toddsunique.com Lindo Michoacan http://www.lindomichoacan.com Coyote’s Cafe and Cantina https://www.coyotescafecantina.com Giuseppes Home Gastropubs and Video Poker Borracha Welcome Born and Raised https://www.bornandraisedlv.com/henderson https://twitter.com/bornandraisedlv Breakfast Sunrise Original http://www.originalsunrisecafe.com Kitchen Table Planeta.com Henderson, Nevada https://planeta.com/greenvalleyranch

Cacao

Buzzwords Cacao = beanlike seeds from which cocoa, cocoa butter, and chocolate are made. 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 while …

Beer

Photo Raise your glass and say ‘cheers’ to a good beer! Here we focus on local brews and responsible drinking. Celebrations December 10 National Lager Day (USA) Apps untappd – @untappd Elsewhere on the Web https://www.regrained.com Tweets by ReGrained Embedded Tweets Prost! Today we celebrate 500yrs of German Beer Purity Law. Do you know which …