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Oaxaca received the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018 in the category of Best Gourmet Destination in Mexico, after the entity was nominated next to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato; Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California and the state of Puebla. In a statement, it was reported that the representatives of the Tourism...
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This Is How You Drink Through Oaxaca
It was my first night in Oaxaca and my third mezcal; Ulises Torrentera, owner of the tiny mezcalería , In Situ, was pouring me a glass from one of his 180 bottles of mezcal, each labeled with a dangling paper tag marked with the name of the maguey plant from which it is made. It...
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When we fled Oaxaca, albondigas made us feel at home
I remember the day I saw the house that was to be our restaurant for the first time. It was — is — a 200-year-old colonial house in downtown Oaxaca, a city in Southern Mexico. The sheer magnitude of the place — with several rooms arranged around a roofless inner courtyard that included a fountain...
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Saving the Prized Chile That Grows Only in Oaxaca’s Mountains
Julián Isidro’s father, Robustiano Isidro Dominguez, rotates pasillas above a heat source. In 1933, riding on the back of a second-rate horse, it took the late anthropologist Ralph L. Beals two full days to reach the Mixe town of Ayutla from the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico—a distance of approximately 90 miles. As he...
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Oaxaca’s Potent Secret, Mezcal Is Born of Time, Tradition and a Slow-Growing Plant
Mezcal is a drink like no other. “El elíxir de los dioses” (the elixir of the gods) is a potent and largely handcrafted libation that has been consumed at quinceañeras, weddings and funerals for generations in Oaxaca. Unlike its cousin tequila, mezcal is not easy to produce commercially, limiting its export. And even with a...
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papaya oaxaca
They are ranked number one in productivity in Mexico, however, the papaya growers of Oaxaca, whose majority is on the coast, suffer from lack of funding, badly planned support, victims to unpredictable weather that can literally leave them on the street. Considered an activity with great opportunities, but high risk to their heritage, the planting...
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Tlacolula Distillery, a company dedicated to the production of mezcal in Oaxaca, received from the National Export Prize 2018 from President Enrique Peña Nieto, in the Agroindustrial Enterprise category, at the XXV National Congress of Foreign Trade held in the City of Toluca, State of Mexico. The Secretary of Economy, Juan Pablo Guzmán Cobián, expressed...
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This year, Oaxaca exported 36,617.20 tons of mango to the United States. This volume shipped was the result of the 2018 Mango Export Program that is being carried out in the eastern zone of the Isthmus, where 63 thousand orchards were registered. The delegate of the Sagarpa in Oaxaca, Adolfo Toledo Infanzon, stated in an...
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The drought that prevented producers from sowing seasonal maize “on time” will impact up to 20 percent of Oaxaca’s annual production. The preliminary calculation was made by the president of the Basic Corn-Bean Product System of the State of Oaxaca, Raúl Narváez Labastida, who assured that the final figure will be in December. With the...
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Oaxaca possesses enormous natural wealth; It has a great variety of climates and soils, a product of its complex geography. These characteristics make it one of the most favorable entities for the planting of coffee in Mexico, and for this reason, it is the fourth best producer in the country, having 136 thousand hectares of...
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