Chiles

Photo: Jalapeños Capsicum annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsicum (chiles or peppers and capsicums or bell peppers) native to the Americas. Headlines Chilhuacle, el renacer del chile oaxaqueño Wikipedia Capsicum annuum Features Chilhuacle Chile en nogada Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Mole

Photo: Lucia’s mole and chocolate (sold at La Cosecha on Fridays/Satudays) 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 …

Chile en nogada

Photo: Andrea’s Chile en nogada Among our fave Mexican foods: Wikipedia: Chiles en nogada is a dish, traditionally served at room temperature with cold cream sauce, from Mexican cuisine. The name comes from the Spanish word for the walnut tree, nogal. It consists of poblano chilis filled with picadillo (a mixture usually containing shredded meat, …

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 …

Mexican Food outside of Mexico

Eat Mexican Food Planeta.com features restaurants, events focusing on Mexican food outside of Mexico. Suggestions welcome. Features A Linguist Walks Into a Mexican Restaurant – Edible Baja Arizona When We Fled Oaxaca, Albondigas Made Us Feel at Home Embedded Tweets Dear LA: We can’t take anymore of your awesomeness. Signed, the rest of America. https://t.co/K9uiSJUOfV …

Superfood

Buzzwords Superfood = a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being. Examples Amaranth Quinoa Headlines The Definitive Superfood Ranking Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities

Peppers

Photo: Lucia’s Japapeños Pepper = a capsicum whose fruits are hot or sweet Photos Wikipedia Capsicum Chili pepper Carolina Reaper Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating Communities Food Links Américas Fruit

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: …

Food Waste

Buzzwords Food Waste = Food waste is discarded food. 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. Save. Spanish: …