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 …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using corn mixture to envelop goodness of meaty and vegy varieties. These are wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (beans), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific coast of …

Food Links

Photo: Enchiladas con Huevos, Comala, Oaxaca Links related to food presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe Recipe to Bob’s Red Mill’s Supreme RecipesThe End of the Ear-Splitting Dining Room – EaterAnthony Bourdain wouldn’t want you to go on a Vietnam food tour in his honor‘You Are What You Eat’: The Ethics of Food, the Care …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Hojaldras 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. Headlineshttp://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviarWhere there’s no queso in quesadillaCarne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos …

Chiles

Photo: Jalapeños Capsicum annuum is a species of the plant genus Capsicum (chiles or peppers and capsicums or bell peppers) native to the Americas. HeadlinesChilhuacle, el renacer del chile oaxaqueñoChile mixe, desde tiempos prehispánicos y aplicaciones no culinarias Embedded Tweets WikipediaCapsicum annuumPasillaPoblanoScoville scale Features Planeta.com

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 …

Fruit

Photo: Buddha’s Hand Lemons Fruit = the sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food Celebrations Fruithttps://www.planeta.com/appleshttps://www.planeta.com/apricotshttps://www.planeta.com/avocadoshttps://www.planeta.com/bananashttps://www.planeta.com/cherrieshttps://www.planeta.com/coconutshttps://www.planeta.com/cranberrieshttps://www.planeta.com/dateshttps://www.planeta.com/figshttps://www.planeta.com/lemonshttps://www.planeta.com/oliveshttps://www.planeta.com/orangeshttps://www.planeta.com/peacheshttps://www.planeta.com/peppershttps://www.planeta.com/pineappleshttps://www.planeta.com/pumpkinshttps://www.planeta.com/strawberrieshttps://www.planeta.com/tomatoes Planeta.com

Tacos

Photo: Taqueria Juquilita serves up delicious Tacos de Barbacoa de Res Taco = a Mexican food dish consisting of a tortilla, typically folded, filled with various mixtures, such as seasoned meat, beans, lettuce, and tomatoes. Tortillas can be made from corn or flour. They can be lightly fried, warmed over fire, or served fresh from …