Food, Oaxaca life

Elotes & Esquites

Oaxaca has some fantastic street food, and most people living here have a favourite meal and or snack, and street cart from which to buy it. Street food vendors all have their own designated area – important so there are no disputes, and doubly important so you can easily find your preferred vendor. Elotes (e-lot-tays)… Continue reading Elotes & Esquites

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

Como un Chile Verde: An Appetite for Sharing and Connecting in Oaxaca.

By Kim Groves Food. It is deliciously intimate, public, and shared. It is sensual, spicy and messy. It provokes conversation, and encourages us to stop and look around at our companions. In Oaxaca, Mexico, food and eating form an essential part to...

En Via Events, Festivals, Oaxaca life

The Taste of Chocolate & Fair Trade

Join us next February 29 for a Hand Made Chocolate Demonstration, Raffle, Chocolate Drinks and Treats at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (Casa Chata) Sponsered by Instituto Cultura Oaxaca (, Fundacion En Via ( and Pla...

Food, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Como Agua para Chocolate

By Kim Groves. At first glance I thought the floor was filthy, but the dark colored dust that was stuck between the tiles was not dirt, but chocolate. I scuffed my boots a little in it, like a child. I stood around the storefront trying to look ca...