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Slow Food in Mexico: Los Danzantes

“People are starting to get it here, ” says chef Miguel Jimenez. “Sometimes they think slow food means their food is going to come out slowly, but they’re starting to understand that it’s about appreciating the diversity around us.” He’s come over to chat with us at our table after we told our waiter that […]

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Eat like a local at El Milenario

While most people go to Santa Maria del Tule, a town just outside of Oaxaca city, to see El Tule, a giant cypress tree described by Wikipedia as the “stoutest tree trunk in the world”, we go to eat at El Milenario. This is a restaurant that’s full of families on market day, where blue […]

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Chocolate in Oaxaca

There’s an area in Oaxaca with a chocolate store on every corner. We don’t want to be so cliché as to say hit Minas street and follow the scent of cinnamon and chocolate, but on the real, you could. While the cocoa beans comes from the state of Tabasco, Oaxaca is renowned for its chocolate, […]

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About eating bugs

It’s hard to avoid eating insects here. Today we were having quesadillas with squash blossoms and a little green worm fell out of Jenny’s tortilla and onto her plate. We don’t think it was supposed to be part of the dish, but you never know. Later the waiter told us that there were gusanos de […]

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El Pochote, organic market in Oaxaca

This has been our favorite market so far. Partly because it’s small enough to try every food stall, but with enough diversity to make you feel like you’re at an organic food festival. Italian pastries and Korean noodle bowls sit side by side. Tortillas are filled with squash blossoms and bean flowers. Take your pick […]

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Oaxaca: The party is in the streets

Here we usually wake up from our siesta to the sound of tubas or fireworks. Oaxaca is a place where you hear the boom of fireworks and the trail of loud street bands even when it’s light outside. I picture a bunch of little kids hiding behind a bush and watching us leave our posada […]

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Carmen Cruz Salinas: 32 years of tamales

For a moment we thought we wouldn’t be able to find her. To be brutally honest, there is something that doesn’t quite click when Mexicans give me directions. Granted, it doesn’t help that street signs are often absent, that derecho means straight, while derecha means right, and that people, most of them trying to be […]

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