Rice

Photo: Beth Kanter, Cheoung Kok Rice = Seeds of a grass that is widely cultivated as a source of food FYI The oldest records of rice cultivation trace it to South India, where it has been grown for more than 8,000 years. Wild rice is the state grain of Minnesota. Elsewhere on the Web Pokkali …

Slow Food

Buzzwords The origins of Slow Food date to 1986. This is an Italian movement cooked up as response to the threat of fast food and the negative impact of multinational food industries. The aim is to nurture the link between consumer and producer, to the mutual benefit of both. The philosophy encourages the micro economies …

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 …

Food Links

Photo: Tom Buckley, Mexico City Links related to food presented in somewhat random fashion: Civil Eats https://civileats.com New Worlder https://www.newworlder.com 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 …

Coffee

Photo: Ayuuk Cup Coffee Embedded Tweets #usatuvoz There are two ways to say #coffee in #mayas communities Káapej, coffeeBox ja', blackwater https://t.co/EQLey6TLGI — Ron Mader (@ronmader) February 28, 2016 Buzzword Bingo Arabica – Barista – Bean – Beverage – Cafe – Cherry – Coffee – Coffee Grounds – Costa Rica – Cup – Ethiopia – …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

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 …

Culinary Tourism

Buzzwords Culinary tourism is hungry for new ideas. Culinary tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences. By combining travel with these edible experiences, culinary tourism offers both locals and tourists alike an authentic taste of place in our bountiful province. – ontarioculinary.com A growing area of culinary tourism …

Mexican Food outside of Mexico

Eat Mexican Food Features https://food52.com/blog/23051-my-family-recipe-albondigas-mexican-meatballs-oaxaca Embedded Tweets Dear LA: We can’t take anymore of your awesomeness. Signed, the rest of America. https://t.co/K9uiSJUOfV — Kim Severson (@kimseverson) November 21, 2018 Mexican Food Outside Mexico Australia Moctezuma Melbourne: Los Amates @losamatesau https://www.facebook.com/LosAmatesAU Czech Republic Prague – Las Adelitas England London – Mestizos (Camdentown) Taquieria (Westbonne Grove) Wahaca …