gastronomy

Dining with Dave… Tlayudas San Jacinto, Oaxaca

The tlayuda sometimes spelled clayuda, is a handmade traditional Mexican dish consisting of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento, lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat, Oaxacan cheese and salsa. But the above description from Wikipedia is like saying Willie Mays […]

Get a Taste of Mexico… in Los Angeles

Normally when people think about Mexico and her culture, they associate that specifically with being in Mexico.  Tonight though, many of us will be celebrating Mexico, her culture and specifically the authentic flavors from south of the border, but in another location. In 2010 a group of restaurant owners in […]

Dining with Dave… El Naranjo, Austin, Texas

In May of 2006, school teachers in Oaxaca City staged a protest to demand higher wages.  What was originally a peaceful demonstration soon turned into a 6 month nightmare for businesses, tourism and the many people who made their living in the service industry of this United National World Heritage City. One […]

Guelaguetza 2013… the parade marches on…

The sky threatened, the thunder boomed and the lightning crackled across the horizon, but in the end, as it almost always does, the Guelaguetza Parade went off without any serious hitches. Begun in 1932 in Oaxaca, Mexico to highlight the local indigenous cultures, the current celebration has morphed into a […]