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

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tlacolula taco

One of my absolute favorite places for street food is the Sunday market in Tlacolula.  The stalls extend up the main drag for about four or five blocks up from the market proper and right at the entrance one can get the real deal.  I remember driving there five weeks in a row just to get one of their gorditas. This a one day a week thing, only Sundays. The jefe, the boss, is a young guy who is a mechanic the rest of the week.  They do a very brisk business and everything is so tasty.  He gave us a sample of their chicharron and it was outta this world, like crunchy bacon, but better.

They butcher one pig each week and it cooks for twelve hours in oil.  People request different parts and we are talkin' every part.  I know some people like the fattier parts, but I stick to masisa, pure meat, and wow, it is so good. 
The finished product in all its glory.
Chopped up on the spot.
And a perfect unadorned taco. 
The adornments include onions, lime, guacamole, salsas verde and roja. And their gorditas are filled with all sorts of goodness. And that is sour cream, which just adds to pleasure.... but no calories or anything like that.
Back for more in a couple of days.

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