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

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Food, glorious food - San Juan Guelavia

One constant at all the ferias is food.  One is drawn in and tempted by too many sights and smells.  The Feria del Carrizo had wonderful temptations every which way one turned.  I guess this might be categorized as "street food,' but really it is just folks setting up and selling freshly prepared food.  So many taste treats!  Everything from tlayudas, barbacoa, oaxacan style higaditos, tamales, tacos, memelitas, on and on.  There was both chivo and borrego barbacoa (goat and lamb) and lots of vendors, who were all doing great business.  I grabbed a nice lamb taco.
I would have loved to have tried more.  I am always tempted by those deep fried things bubbling away in oil. 
I know, I know, but everything in moderation... Actually, the taco came after these molotes, which are little empanadas filled with potatoes and chorizo. 
Wow, they were so good, I wish I had some right now. A good reason to go back next Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Steve and Bev here enjoying all your comments and photo's from the fair. Your food shots are mouthwatering. You mention oaxacan style higaditos. What are they?

Christopher Stowens said...

I just posted something about higaditos just for you!