Celebrity Tequila. Cultural Appropriation? Gentrification?

The author has not received (nor sought) any funding from any of the brands noted in this Post. Any opinions are solely those of the author. The world’s first celebrity tequila is said to have begun with a People magazine article from December 1983 showing the nuptials of rocker Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen at the Finisterra Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Back … Continue reading Celebrity Tequila. Cultural Appropriation? Gentrification?

Prehispanic Veganismo – The Tlaltequeada

A tlaltequeada is a kind of vegetable based rissole (1) typically made with vegetables, fruits, flowers and seeds. It is the perfect example of a quilitl (quelite) based dish and it could be argued that it is representative of a vegetable based cuisine as it would have been practised by prehispanic Mesoamericans. rissoles are what an Australian might call meat patties that include some grated … Continue reading Prehispanic Veganismo – The Tlaltequeada

“Cultural” Appropriation of Cuisines?

Cover photo : the tendency of the Northern States (of México, not el otro lado) to consume their menudo with a bolillo rather than the typical tortilla. Strap yourself in. This one rambles a bit. I’m trying to sort something out in my head. Lalo Alcaraz is an American cartoonist most known for being the author of the comic La Cucaracha, the first nationally syndicated, … Continue reading “Cultural” Appropriation of Cuisines?

Chipilin : Crotalaria longirostrata

also called : chepil, chepilin, cascabel de vibora, chapilin, chinchín de zope, chipilín de zope, chipilín de caballo, chipilino, garbancillo, parrajachel, tcap-in, tronador, longbeak rattlebox. Some 600 or more species of Crotalaria are described worldwide, mostly from the tropics with at least 500 species known from Africa: 19 species are native to Australia (Ryan etal 2011). The common name rattlepod or rattlebox is derived from … Continue reading Chipilin : Crotalaria longirostrata

Lactucarium : The Journey Continues.

My initial foray into the production of lactucarium was hampered by one main issue, the lack of harvestable material. This has changed this season (Spring 2021). I recently moved into a new house. When I did a walk through inspection about 6 weeks ago the lawns were all mowed and the gardens manicured as you can see in the photo below. The date we moved … Continue reading Lactucarium : The Journey Continues.