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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Food, fabulous food.

I know I say this all the time, but it doesn't get any better than this.  In celebration of Oaxaca's 485th birthday, cooks from all over the state, brought their wonderful offerings to the Plaza de la Danza for the first ever Festival of Regional Cocineras and it was simply out of this world spectacular.
One had to purchase coupons of various denominations to then give to the cooks, but the system worked well... except I had to go back and get more because the food was so good.  Prices were very reasonable and the place was packed and for good reason.  This chile pasilla relleno with a wonderful sauce with raisins, pineapple, bananas, olives, squash seeds was exceptional.
This event was just perfect in my opinion, just what we have been waiting for.  All the regional dishes by many of the best local cooks and all at prices that everyone could afford.  This pork with potatoes was so good, I got two helpings.
Hard to beat...
So many taste treats.... sweets for the sweet.
And many, many different moles.
I still have coupons... so I am definitely back tomorrow, the last day of this incredible event.  Be there or be square.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

I'm starving looking at all the food.......