From Tlayudas to Tamales (Eating Our Way Around Oaxaca)

If Mexican cuisine ranks as one of the world’s great cuisines (it was the first cuisine to receive UNESCO culinary heritage status), it’s certainly aided in part by what goes on in the kitchens of Oaxaca. Oaxacan food: roasted, subtle, rich, layered. Moles, chocolate, tiny avocados that taste faintly like licorice, giant balls of quesillo cheese ribbons, … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: 2501 Migrants Outdoor Art Exhibit, Oaxaca

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When I first walked by the 2501 Migrants outside of Oaxaca's Santo Domingo church, I figured they were a permanent fixture from one of the nearby shops. They're a curious collection of lumpy, abstract little beings. Then I discovered that this was a temporary art exhibit, a clever way to make a statement and cast light on an economic reality in Mexico. … [Read more...]