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. …

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 Planeta.com A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018) Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City Mexico’s Culinary Histories …

Plant-Based

Photo Plant-based = foods derived from plants, including vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, and with few or no animal products Also see: plant-based meat / burgers / patties Headlines Impossible Burgers Aren’t Healthy, and That’s the Whole Point KFC first fast-food restaurant to test plant-based chicken – The Hill Whole Foods CEO on …

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 Olives Peaches Peppers Pineapples Pumpkins Tomatoes Photos Soccoro at the Pochote Xochimilco Market Planeta.com Food, Health, and Cultivating Communities Food Links Fruit …

Vegetarian

Adjectives Vegetarian = relating to the exclusion of meat and other animal products from the diet Vegetarianism has been gaining traction. For travelers, the question is: what and where can one eat without meat? Recommendations please! What are you favorite vegetarian foods and where did you eat them? Vegetarian Food in Mexico City http://lacadencialoncheria.blogspot.mx – …

Bread

Photo: Journey cakes Bread = Food made of flour, water, and yeast or another leavening agent, mixed together and baked Headlines Why the UK has so many words for bread – BBC Essays/Recipes traditional-native-american-recipes-breads Buzzword Bingo Bagel – Baguette – Baker – Bakery – Bread – Bun – Bundt Cake – Ciabatta – Croissant – …

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 Food Links Chile

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, …