My culinary trip to Oaxaca

The festival “El saber del sabor” as the knowledge of taste, where all the traditional Cocineras from different regions cooks their region specialty and all the best Chefs from Mexico come and cook with the local products.

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In the Mercado with Chef Rodolfo Castellanos

In 2010, I met Rodolfo Castellanos in a food festival in San Francisco called Gourmex where chefs from Mexico where invited along with local Chefs from the Bay Area.

I hosted a dinner at my restaurant in Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana and got know Rodolfo. We stayed in contact and corresponded throughout the years and became good friends.

As soon as I found out he gave cooking classes in his Restaurant, Origen, I arranged a cooking session with him in November. We also attended his Saber del Sabor dinner he hosted and he joined us in the inauguration dinner for the festival.


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Cooking with Abigail Mendoza

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I was determined to set aside a day to cook with Abigail. My talented chef friend Tanya Orozco was lovely enough to arrange a private cooking session with her in her beautiful restaurant Tlamanalli. We prepared a beautiful pre-hispanic Sopa De Flor De Calabaza con Chepil. This was a magical culinary experience and on your next to visit to Oaxaca you must visit her restaurant !


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