Few travelers know that a tiny insect, native to Oaxaca, impacted the world economy for close to 200 years, after the Spanish first arrived in Mexico: the strong natural red dye from the cochineal or cochinilla, a bug living off the nopal cactus.
A cooking lesson with internationally acclaimed native chef Pilar Cabrera is both a gastronomic delight and an education into the unique herbs, spices and other indigenous ingredients making Oaxacan cuisine perhaps the richest in the country.
Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world with a population of 22 million. It has many colorful parks as well as a wealth of cultural museums and attractions including the enchanting Ballet Folkloric which performs throughout the year,
A very high cuisine developed in the Tlaxcala/Puebla area of Mexico in pre-Hispanic times. It was added to and enhanced by Spanish and French influences resulting in a kitchen as rich, subtle and complex as any in the world; well beyond what is usual
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