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

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mmmm, mmmm, good...

This was one of the best soups I have had in quite a while, sope de lentejas, a rich lentil from El Chef in Tlacolula.  It was the first course of a meal with entree (costillas), dessert and drink, all for $35 MP ($2.67 US)  Hard to beat that!
Looks good, doesn't it?  It tasted twice as good.   And as long as I am posting food shots, check out this piña confection.  I don't know if the red sprinkle is sugar or chile of some combination of the two.
Or how about this roasted corn?  Perfectly mouth-watering.
Aahhh.... street food..


Anonymous said...

When Jacob had cooked stew, Esau came in from the field and he was famished; and Esau said to Jacob, “Please let me have a swallow of that red stuff there, for I am famished”… But Jacob said, “First sell me your birthright.” Esau said, “Behold, I am about to die; so of what use then is the birthright to me?” And Jacob said, “First swear to me”; so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew; and he ate and drank, and rose and went on his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.

- Genesis 25:29-34

Christopher Stowens said...

Well, at least he got some good soup.

Anonymous said...

You may never underestimate the power of a good lentil soup :-)