Oaxaca’s Rich Foods

There were really good stories on the food culture in Oaxaca in Mark Bittman’s blog in The New York Times last week.

There are two posts on the blog, which is mostly written by Mark Bittman. He has been the food columnist for the NYT for 13 years, has advocated changing the way we eat (more healthy and more local) for years and is the author of “Food Matters” and “The Food Matters Cookbook.”

It made me hungry and it made me want to return to Oaxaca.

The story was done in advance of the 3rd annual food festival in Oaxaca, El Sabor del Sabor, which is held the first two weeks of September. Unfortunately, we can’t go.

My photo is the squash blossom soup at the well-known restaurant, Tlamanalli, outside of Oaxaca City in Teotitlán del Valle. Abigail Mendoza Ruiz, who is the chef/owner, has the distinction of being on the cover of the first Saveur magazine.