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

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Traditions - Tamales amarillos

Part of the celebration from last week's recognition of la Fiesta de La Virgen del Rosario was, as always, food, wonderful food and all of it following traditional dictates.  We are lucky to eat tamales amarillos made by one of the best cooks I know, Emilia Gonzales, of Lila Downs video fame.
She made four hundred of these delectable treats that go down so easily that is possible to eat more than ten at a sitting.  The masa is made from corn from their fields.  The chickens come from the yard.  And the hierba santa, one of the key ingredients comes from the garden. The taste... sublime.
She even gave us a bagful to take home. 

1 comment:

itchyfeet said...

That looks sooo good, I can almost taste it and smell the aroma! Seriously.