Potatoes

Photo: Potatoes from the Sierra Juárez, México Potato = a starchy plant tuber which is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable Questions = PreguntasAfter the pandemic when travel becomes accessible again, any tips on visiting/supporting potato farmers in Perú? = Después de la pandemia, cuando los viajes vuelvan …

Potatoes Links

Screenshot: International Year of the Potato Links relevant to potatoes presented in somewhat random fashion: Ecofestival de la Papa NativaDecember 10-14 Ecofestival de la papa nativa (Mérida, Venezeual)http://www.ipc.gob.ve/instituto-del-patrimonio-cultural/item/34-declarado-patrimonio-cultural-saberes-asociados-a-la-papa-nativa The Great Trentham Spudfest! 23rd-25th May, 2008Trentham Australia – Already the Trentham Bakery, Trentham Café & Country Crafts, Mrs. Marples Tearooms, the Pig & Whistle Hotel, Red …

Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the WebUn recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maízBiodiversidad.gob.mx Embedded Tweets Videos CONABIO Teocintle, el grano de los dioses WikipediaZea perennisZea Planeta.com

Whiskey

Photo Whiskey = a spirit distilled from malted grain, especially barley or rye HeadlinesCraft whiskeys, an American success story, are facing death by trade war Planeta

Milpa

Buzzwords As part of our series of global vocabulary, we would like to start a cheer for the milpa. Milpa = TranslatingMaya: koolMazahua: tjööMixteca: itzzuOtomí: huähiPurépecha: tarhetaTotonaco: takuxtuTzotzil: yaxcolTarahuma: ichírariZapoteco: guela or cue DefinitionsMilpa is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica. It has been most extensively described in the Yucatán peninsula area of Mexico. The …

Fruit Links

Photo Links related to fruit presented in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesA Trick for Storing Berries to Keep ‘Em Fresher, Longer – Food 52Pawpaws: America’s Best Secret Fruit – Serious Eats GuavaWikipedia.How to Eat Guava – Epicurious Lemonstk LoquatWikipedia PersimmonsWikipedia PomegranateWikipedia Kumquatwikipedia Embedded Tweets Fruit Planeta.com

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Poster Events of note: The Gilroy Garlic Festival takes place the last weekend in July in Gilroy, California. 2021 dates: July 23-25 Mission: The festival is established to provide benefits to local worthy charities and non-profit groups by promoting the community of Gilroy through a quality celebration of garlic. Key Linksgilroygarlicfestival.comGeneral Information and FAQsDirectionsWhere to …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Elotes = Corn Planeta.com is updating our coverage and recommendations for slow adventures and culinary tourism in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. = Planeta.com está actualizando nuestra cobertura y recomendaciones para aventuras lentas y turismo culinario en las cocinas, mercados, y restaurantes de México. HeadlinesMexico’s ancient-caviarWhere there’s no queso in quesadillaCarne Asada, …

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.comWe are hungry for new ideas about culinary tourism options. What are your favorite guided and self-guided tours / routes / fairs / experiences? To be …