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Water for Chocolate

by Tiffany Nguyen Tiffany is a 4th-year undergraduate student visiting Oaxaca from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she studies public and nonprofit management. She is delighted to get to write about Oaxaca and its wonderful traditions. On the second day of En Vía’s Feria de Artesanas Emprendedoras, Isabel Lazo Chávez brings the tools… Continue reading Water for Chocolate

Food

Adventures in Dining, Oaxaca-Style

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland One of the most effective ways to truly get to know a culture is to immerse your senses in the cornucopia of local delicacies that a region has to offer. Chefs, foodies and explorers with adventurous palates descend on the state of Oaxaca in droves in order to partake… Continue reading Adventures in Dining, Oaxaca-Style

Oaxaca life

Adventures in Mole: Seven Reasons to Embrace Oaxaca

Words and photographs by Ehren Seeland Dunking a piece of tortilla into a bowl of velvety sauce, I place a section of chicken in the center, wrapping the edges over both sides like a spicy chili-chocolate sleeping bag. With this, I ingest the last of my mole negro from a vendor at the organic market… Continue reading Adventures in Mole: Seven Reasons to Embrace Oaxaca

Oaxaca life

Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via

Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is always a vibrant and exciting time of year to visit Mexico. Oaxaca is particularly renowned for its festive atmosphere and welcoming locals. This year, Fundacion En Via was able to provide a uniquely personal Dia de Los Muertos experience to a lucky few, whom joined our… Continue reading Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via