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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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, December 31, 2017

The best gorditas? - Tlacolula Market

Gorditas are different everywhere you go, but for me, the best are right at the top of the street ,just as one enters the extended Sunday market.  It is under an orange tarp which messes with the color of these photos, but the tacos and gorditas are sublime.  They know me there.  I remember a time when I went seven Sundays in a row just to get one and I live on the opposite side of the city.  What's an hour drive for one of these. 
First the masa is flattened by hand.  Today it was made from blue corn. 
 Then it is filled with chicken, pork or vegetables like potatoes,
Then a little cheese,
Then formed into a ball and flattened.
Into the oil.
Until they are done, golden and crispy.
Then filled with lettuce, onions, various salsas and sour cream..... just stop!  Soooo good.
It's a popular place.  The tacos are also really exceptional.
And the wait staff is especially charming.
Hungry yet?

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