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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Oaxaca Sabe - Oaxaca knows food!... Day 6 - Casa Crespo

Another day, another wonderful meal.  This week of Oaxaca Sabe continues to be a remarkable series of taste treats.  
Today, it was Casa Crespo with its well-renown chef, Oscar Carrizosa who presented a choice of menus.  Once again, sister blogger, Shannon, had one of the choices and I, the other.  
As we ate at a roof top table overlooking Santo Domingo, we watched all the Saturday afternoon action.
Shannon's meal was more photogenic, but mine was equally delicious.  Plato de insectos  (Costilla en mole de chicatanas, Queso Fresco con salsa de chapulines, tortilla de tuétano rellena de guacamole y gusanos de maguey)  That's big black flying ants, grasshoppers and some worms..... party on, Garth.
I have eaten lots of insects this week and they were all the bee's knees.... I mean, very tasty.
Pipían verde con huachinango (Red snapper) 
 BU´ PU  (Recreación de una bebida prehispánico)
(Recreation of a pre-Hispanic drink, a rich tejate)
We have now eaten at six of Oaxaca's best restaurants for under $90 US and some of the meals we've had would have cost all of that just for a single meal at many upscale eateries.  And we have not even taken advantage of the beer, wine, mezcal, sticking to aguas.  What a deal and what a meal!

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