Cranberries

Photo: Aivar Ruukel, Cranberries Wikipedia: Cranberry = low, creeping shrubs or vines. The fruit is a berry that is larger than the leaves of the plant; it is initially light green, turning red when ripe. It is edible, but with an acidic taste that usually overwhelms its sweetness. Embedded Tweets Cranberries pic.twitter.com/6tKJQdtgiI — Ron Mader …

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 …

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 Chile mixe, desde tiempos prehispánicos y aplicaciones no culinarias Niiw /Chile "El chile mixe (chile pasilla mixe) es uno de los alimentos tradicionales de …

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. Vendors White Earth Wild Rice …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada

Photo: Borracha Mural, Green Valley Ranch Casino Where to eat and drink in Henderson, Nevada Restaurants Bella Vita bellavitalasvegas.com Coyote’s Cafe and Cantina coyotescafecantina.com Gaetanos gaetanoslasvegas.com Giuseppes, 2630 West Horizon Ridge giuseppeslv.com Lindo Michoacan lindomichoacan.com Tuscany Grill tuscanygrilllv.com Ashiana, 10960 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 107 ashianaindiancuisine.com Yelp Facebook Todd’s Unique Dining toddsunique.com facebook.com/ToddsUniqueDining @toddsunique Spicy …