A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks

Poster The third annual Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (3er Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales de Oaxaca) takes place this weekend (September 19-22) in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Key Links oaxaca.gob.mx Questions = Preguntas How is this event organized? = ¿Cómo se organiza este evento? Is there a directory of participants? = ¿Hay un directorio de participantes? …

Oaxaca’s Central Valleys

Photo: Tule Tree The Central Valleys are easy day-trips from Oaxaca City. The valley is Y-shaped with Oaxaca City in the center and the valley is quite high in altitude — the average is 1,550 meters (5,115 feet). It is also quite extensive, more than 3,375 square kilometers (1,303 square miles) in size. The agrigultural …

Francisco Toledo

Photo: Pochote Remembering Mexican artist Francisco Toledo (July 17, 1940, Juchitán, Oaxaca – September 5, 2019) Embedded Tweets My obituary of Francisco Toledo, Mexican artist, painter, activist & cultural promoter for @TheArtNewspaper https://t.co/f7KSnP2hs5 #Mexico — Elizabeth Mistry (@ElizabethMistry) September 8, 2019 #Toledo me dio la oportunidad de darle voz en #zapoteco de Teotitlán Del Valle …

Oaxaca Links

Escudo Oaxaca Links related to Oaxaca presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @GobOax @VocesValle @kumoontun @pilar_cabrera1 @AIP_Oaxaca @OaxacaCulture @ororadio @icomexico @FundacionEnVia @becariqrschool @MunicipioOaxaca @ppavel77 @Jualjire @CocinerasTOax @ImparcialOaxaca @GuerrerosOax @TurismoCdOax Facebook Alebrijes Jimenez Oaxaca La Cosecha Oaxaca Comala Arquidiócesis de Antequera Oaxaca Te Invito a Oaxaca El Piñero de la Cuenca Chepiche Café Ciudad de Oaxaca …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Oaxaca Tourism

Photo: Tule Tree Presenting Planeta.com’s guide to travel and tourism in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico Key Links sectur.oaxaca.gob.mx Prensa Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_GobOax Questions Are press conference statements and documents available online? Are press conferences available as videos? Facebook Mercados de Oaxaca La Cosecha Elsewhere on the Web nvinoticias.com/turismo Headlines Can tourism boost one of …

Sierra Juárez

Photo: Bosque de Ixtán For International Day of Forests, we are making a list of my favorite forests in the world. Let’s start with Oaxaca’s Sierra Juárez, home of Guelatao San Antonio Cuajimoloyas, Ixtlán de Juárez, Santa Catarina Ixtepeji, Santa María Yavesia, and Santa Catarina Lachatao What connects these communities are the forests and Indigenous histories. All …

Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Market Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Sunday Market Sunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the Central Valleys. Locals used to refer to this market …

Oaxaca City’s Comala Restaurant

Logo Favorite places and people Oaxaca City: Comala Location: Pino Suárez #300 Key Links https://www.facebook.com/Comalarestaurant https://www.facebook.com/Comalarestaurant/videos/1565611183485650/ History The earliest incarnation of the restaurant opened in 1996. It then changed to Decano on 5 de Mayo. In 2007 the restaurant changed address to Allende and became Comala again. And in 2018: Pino Suárez #300 The restaurant …