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, …

Mexico News Dictionary

Mexico Flag From the archives. Many thanks to Mark Stevenson and Tom Buckely for input Beneficio: Beneficio can mean a mill or milling process in agriculture; in legal terms “beneficio” or ‘proteccion de la ley” means granting an appeal. Almost never ‘benefit’ (job benefits are ‘prestaciones’). Brujo (a): in Central Mexico, usually a faith or …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. 2019 dates are July 22 and 29. Guelaguetza 2019 Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez …

Frida Kahlo

Photo: Ceramic Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo! Frida Kahlo de Rivera (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter best known for her self-portraits. Quotes En la inauguración de su exposición individual en la Galería Mexicana de Arte Contemporáneo le aseguró a su doctor: “si me …

Diagnóstico del Ecoturismo en el Contexto de México (Diagnosis of Ecotourism in the Context of Mexico)

Photo: Cacamahuilpa Caverns From the archives Diagnostico del Ecoturismo en el Contexto de Mexico (Diagnosis of Ecotourism in the Context of Mexico) por Angel Nieva March/Marzo 2002 México — Dentro de las tendencias de las instituciones y organizaciones esta el aplicar la planeacion estrategica en sus areas de competencia; entendida esta como “el proceso por …

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 …

Zaachila

Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. NATURAL WORLD Zaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush with walnut and mesquite trees. CULTURAL WORLD The Santa María …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Cinco de Mayo

Favorite Hashtags Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a special holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with lesser recognition elsewhere in the country. It’s also a popular celebration in the USA. The date commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the French-Mexican War. Festivities in the US …