Food Links

Photo: Enchiladas con Huevos, Comala, Oaxaca Links related to food presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines The Recipe to Bob’s Red Mill’s Supreme Recipes The End of the Ear-Splitting Dining Room – Eater Anthony Bourdain wouldn’t want you to go on a Vietnam food tour in his honor ‘You Are What You Eat’: The Ethics …

Bread

Photo: Journey cakes Bread = Food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked Features Baguette Birote Bakeries Planeta.com Bread Links Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Culinary Tourism

September 29 is National Corn Day in Mexico #DíaNacionaldelMaíz

Poster: La Cosecha Market Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The country celebrates September 29 as Día Nacional del Maíz (National Corn Day). Hashtag: #DíaNacionaldelMaíz Planeta.com is curating tweets and other info that show off the variety and vulnerability of traditional corn in Mexico. …

Cheese Links

Photo: Melting cheese Links related to cheese presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Nachbarin darf kein Stinkeschild mehr kleben 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 World’s surliest grilled cheese cart – Boing Boing Croatian discovery pushes the date of cheese-making back 4,000 years Cheese …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Angelica’s Tamales de frijol Documenting our slow adventures in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviar Where there’s no queso in quesadilla Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine Guamoche Twitter @CocinaTlaxcala @melisu_b @marviajaycome Foods Ma’atsy Tamales Tortillas Planeta.com A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018) Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism = the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences A growing area of culinary tourism are cooking classes and visits with favorite local cooks. Planeta.com We are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To …

Milpa

Buzzwords As part of our series of global vocabulary, we would like to start a cheer for the milpa. Milpa = Translating Maya: kool Mazahua: tjöö Mixteca: itzzu Otomí: huähi Purépecha: tarheta Totonaco: takuxtu Tzotzil: yaxcol Tarahuma: ichírari Zapoteco: guela or cue Definitions Milpa is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica. It has been most …

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 …

Fruit

Photo: Cromwell Fruit = the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food Fruit Apples Apricots Avocados Bananas Coconuts Cranberries Dates Figs Lemons Olives Oranges Peaches Peppers Pineapples Pumpkins Tomatoes Photos Soccoro at the Pochote Xochimilco Market Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Food …