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Oaxacan food

Are you into it? I love it.

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Thursday at 12:28 PM

No, but I love the visual arts of the region!

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by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 12:17 PM
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by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 12:18 PM

Some of the best food on the planet. A flor de calabaza quesadilla in Oaxaca in 1984 was likely the best thing I've ever eaten. Go the central market and see 8-10 DIFFERENT kinds of mole.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Wednesday at 12:19 PM

[quote] see 8-10 DIFFERENT kinds of mole.

The DL mole patrol is as opposed to this as it is to Josh Hartnett and Edward Snowden.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Wednesday at 12:21 PM

I've only had it at a Oaxacan restaurant in Orange Co. Quite interesting -- and very different from the traditional northern Mexican food we're accustomed to. (I didn't try the chapulines.)

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Wednesday at 12:41 PM

I really like those cemitas sandwiches. There used to be a truck near my work that sold them, but haven't seen them in awhile.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Wednesday at 12:44 PM

Oaxaca is such a lovely place.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Wednesday at 12:54 PM

Puebla food is good as well.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Wednesday at 2:17 PM

Well damn now I want to go.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Wednesday at 2:24 PM

Is it very different from other Mexican food?

by Anonymousreply 10Last Wednesday at 5:47 PM

I hope it's not a bunch of cow tongue and pig brains kind of stuff.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 10:39 PM

Agreed, r11. i am not down with the organ shit or tongue or intestine.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 11:00 PM

There's a Mexican chain restaurant in the UK called 'Wahaca' (the Anglicised version of Oaxaca since no one would know how to pronounce it anyway) and it's probably my favourite chain - I don't know how authentic the cuisine is though.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 4:00 AM

i haven't been to interior Mexico . i need to and this place has always been on a bucket list. Taxco is another

by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 4:05 AM

Oaxaca (the state) is on the Pacific Ocean. It's not "interior Mexico."

by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 5:30 AM

Pati Jinich did some great oaxacan cooking on her show not long ago:. Her oaxacan chicken thighs with garlic and oregano are on my regular menu rotation.

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 6:16 AM

R15 Guess you've never been there. Yes Oaxaca state is on the coast - Puerto Escondido one of the original out-of-the-way undiscovered beach towns (surfers in the 60s), but now with a lot of tourist development at places like Huatulco.

But Oaxaca the town is in interior for sure - a valley in the Sierra Nevada range (with some peaks over 12,000ft.. The city's elevation is 5,000ft. The Monte Alban site of an Zapotec city is spectacularly situated at 6,500ft It's just a few miles up from Oaxaca city overlooking the Oaxacan valley.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Thursday at 7:31 AM

r17 Yes, I HAVE been there -- and "Oaxacan" in terms of cuisine generally refers to the STATE, not just the city.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 7:55 AM

And the "cuisine" in question is from the Oaxaxan valley, not the coast. There is nothing more "interior" than Oaxaca city. So I am confused about the intent of your original post.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 7:58 AM

R10 if it’s not that different from Mexican food its probably just ok, not great, not a cuisine.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Thursday at 8:40 AM

I believe I have had my fill of corn fungus.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Thursday at 8:42 AM

Grasshoppers were actually good. Like crunchy, salty potato chips -- yummers!

by Anonymousreply 22Last Thursday at 9:07 AM

I think they are mostly known for mole. Oaxaca the city offers much more than just its cooking. It’s a city entirely different than US or European cities...more of a village with culture. A world unto itself.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Thursday at 12:28 PM
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