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A Chef Shares His Love for the Plant Foods of Oaxaca

Chef Alejandro Ruiz at Oaxaca farm

Chef Alejandro Ruiz is widely regarded AS the unofficial ambassador of Oaxacan cuisine. He heads up a small empire; Casa Oaxaca, a boutique hotel and group of restaurants that celebrate the complexity of Oaxaca’s culture and traditions. He is the founder of ‘El Saber del Sabor ’ — ‘The Knowledge of Flavor’ —  a festival in Oaxaca celebrating the marriage of …

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Chayote “Mashed Potatoes”

Chayote "Mashed Potatoes" Print Recipe Chayote "Mashed Potatoes" Print Recipe Ingredients 4 chayotes 1/2 cup white onion diced 1 clove garlic diced 1 teaspoon olive oil if you prefer, use butter instead olive oil salt to taste pepper to taste chicken bouillon to taste Servings: Instructions Chayote preparation First, you have to wash and peel …

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Super-Fruit from a Cactus – Garambullo

Think you are seeing blueberries? Think you are seeing blueberries? Nope, these are garambullo,  one of many cactus fruits enjoyed by locals in the central parts of Mexico. Like other  red-purple-blue fruits such as cranberry, pomegranate and blueberries, the pigment indicates high levels of anthocyenins which is among those flavonoids highly recommended for good health. Wait…what …

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