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Lola’s Guide to Oaxaca


On several occasions I have been asked to provide an insider’s guide of things to do in Oaxaca. This is because I had the unique opportunity to spend several months in one of Mexico’s most southern states where I conducted field research for my graduate degree. Needless to say, it was a memorable and tasty experience, as my thesis focused on the city’s culinary tourism activities. 

Oaxaca, like many parts of Mexico, is a cultural and culinary gem. My love for the country and passion for its food set me on my journey to mine the many facets of its cooking traditions, which included various visits to different cooking schools, mercados, and even a prison!   Read More…