The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

La Feria del Mole

All through the month of October in San Pedro Atocpan, people flock to la Feria Nacional del Mole to sample the many varieties of one of Mexico's most famous dishes. We chose to go on Monday to avoid the crowds and we had the place almost all to ourselves. As we walked up the aisles we were handed spoonful after spoonful of various kinds to taste. There were moles negros, rojos, verdes, con frutas, almendrado (almonds), pipian (pumpkin seeds), an almost endless list. Of course, even within one particular kind of mole, say negro, no two moles taste the same and everyone takes such pride in their products. We ended up eating in one of the restaurants right next to all the stalls, but it all tasted so good, I ate it before taking a picture. Muy riquîsimo!
Still, none of them came close to the moles I have eaten in Teotitlan del Valle made by Emelia Ruiz.

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