Agriculture

Photo: Fidel’s farm Agriculture = the practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products WikipediaAgricultureRight to farm Planeta.com

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

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 …

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 …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara 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) Features Planeta.com

Mole

Photo: Lucia’s mole and chocolate (sold at La Cosecha on Fridays/Satudays) Mole — rhymes with Olé! — is a rich, smooth sauce and a chief component in many of Mexico’s signature dishes. Oaxaca ConnectionsThe most well-known mole sauce in Oaxaca is the black (negro) variety, which includes spices and chocolate. To many Oaxacans, mole negro …

Mexican Food outside of Mexico

Photo: Eat Mexican Food Planeta.com features restaurants, events focusing on Mexican food outside of Mexico. Suggestions welcome. FeaturesA Linguist Walks Into a Mexican Restaurant – Edible Baja ArizonaWhen We Fled Oaxaca, Albondigas Made Us Feel at Home Embedded Tweets Mexican Food Outside MexicoAustraliaMoctezumaMelbourne: Los [email protected]://www.facebook.com/LosAmatesAU Czech RepublicPrague – Las Adelitas England London – Mestizos (Camdentown)Taquieria …