September 29 is National Corn Day in Mexico #DíaNacionaldelMaíz

Poster: La Cosecha Market (Used with permission) Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The country celebrates September 29 as Día Nacional del Maíz (National Corn Day). Hashtag: #DíaNacionaldelMaíz Planeta.com is curating tweets and other info that show off the variety and vulnerability of traditional …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Ron Mader, Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara (Some rights reserved) Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. CelebrationsSeptiembre = September: Mes de Maíz (Corn Month) (Mexico) September 29 Día Nacional del Maíz (Mexico) Translating: CornSpanish: MaízAyöök: Tëëmt (Seed) …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Elotes = Corn (Used with permission) 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. Questions = Preguntas Are there …

Eggs

Photo: Ron Mader, Huevos al Comal (Some rights reserved) Egg = an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate, usually containing a developing embryo HeadlinesThe animal rights movement is quietly winning the war over cage-free eggs – AxiosThe Egg Men of Las Vegas – Burkhard Bilger/New Yorker Celebrations: World …

Chile en nogada

Photo: Andrea’s Chile en nogada (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Mushrooms

Photo: Ron Mader, Oaxaca Mushrooms (Some rights reserved) Mushroom = a fungal growth that typically takes the form of a domed cap on a stalk, with gills on the underside of the cap Fungi are the Fourth Kingdom of the living world, but their role in ecology is often overlooked. HeadlinesThe future is fungal: why …

Mushrooms Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Pochimilco Market (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others understand about mushrooms? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion HeadlinesWelcome to the Great Shroom Boom CelebrationsSeptember is National Mushroom Month in Canada FacebookGIDEM.ETNOMICOLOGIAMycology Now FlickrBiodiversity Heritage Library AustraliaFungimap YamabushitakeImproving Effects of the Mushroom Yamabushitake (Hericium Erinaceus) on …

Fiber

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Fiber = dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, that are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes FeaturesBest foods with fiberLow-Fiber Foods and Mashed Potatoes Stray observations High fiber: corn, peas, dried beans and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. WikipediaDietary fiberLow-residue …

Coffee

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayöök Cup (Some rights reserved) Coffee = a hot beverage made from the roasted and ground seeds (coffee beans) of a tropical shrub Translating: International Coffee DaySpanish: Día Internacional del CaféSwedish: Internationella kaffedagen October 1 is International Coffee [email protected]#InternationalCoffeeDay Embedded Tweets BingoArabica – Barista – Bean – Beverage – Cafe – Cherry …