|Page: 1 of 1||
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.
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
Oaxaca City, Mexico Vacations - Travel guide to Oaxaca City, Mexico accommodations and vacation packages. Visit Oaxaca City, Mexico for getaways and adventure travel. Plan your Oaxaca City, Mexico vacation today.