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Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Meat Loaf – Pastel de Carne del Istmo

Photograph www.michaelsofronski.com   It’s too bad that Frank Bruni discover this recipe for this marvelous meatloaf before  publishing his book on the subject. No one can say that this meat loaf is boring!  It absolutely explodes with intense flavors, including…

Oaxaca Revisited

Oaxaca Revisited

Jade head from tomb number 7 in Monte Alban   A lot of my friends arre going to Oaxaca to celebrate my dear friend Vira Vallejo’s birthday.  It’s  a particularly exciting (and expensive) time to go because the Guelazguetza festival…

Oaxaca Villages – El Tule and Mitla

Oaxaca Villages – El Tule and Mitla

Photo of 2000-year old tree. by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga It was interesting to see how the guests who came to spend some time with me in Oaxaca this summer  really set the pace and determined what we would do.  …

Zarela: Oaxaca 2014 in love again

Zarela: Oaxaca 2014 in love again

Pedro, me and the view taken  by www.lauriesmithphotos.com There are people who I can hardly wait to get off the telephone with, and others, whose company I enjoy immensely and  I  can never get enough of.  So I came up…

Oaxaca Restaurant Meals

Oaxaca Restaurant Meals

Photo by Pedro Luis de Aguinaga I have gotten so used to cooking for myself and my friends and eating a certain way –lots of vegetables,fish, naturally light Mexican and other cuisines- that I seldom go to restaurants,I brought a…

Oaxaca Villages 1  Zaachila

Oaxaca Villages 1 Zaachila

Photos by Pedro Luis de Auuinaga One of the many charms of visiting Oaxaca city is visiting the surrounding villages.  Mostspecialize in a particular craft or product. the nearby town of  Zaachila has a curious specialty: wood for different kinds…

Oaxaca luncheon

Oaxaca luncheon

In the true spirit of Mexican hospitality, yesterday a beautiful and delicious luncheon was given for us by Henry and Rosa Wangeman. My friends and house guests were surprised to learn that I had never even met Henry. My dear…

A private culinary tour of Veracruz and Oaxaca

A private culinary tour of Veracruz and Oaxaca

When I had finished writing The Food and Life of Oaxaca, I thought I’d never want to write another cookbook. Not only was I exhausted from the work of getting a complex book into print, but my heart and mind…