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Indigenous Food Menu (Carta de Comida Indígena)

Oaxaca, México

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Supporting indigenous restaurants and restaurants that serve indigenous cuisine rewards locals who preserve the fragile links to the past.

What did the indigenous peoples of Mexico eat before the arrival of the Spanish? We present the following menu:
Visitando restaurantes indígenas y restaurantes que sirven cocina indígena ayuda la gente local que conservan los vínculo frágiles con el pasado.

¿Que comieron los antepasados? Presentamos las comidas milinarias de Mexico.

Indigenous Food Menu (Carta de Comida Indígena)


CEREAL
maíz (corn) - ceguesa, tejate, tamales, tortillas, atole, chochoyotes, totopos, pinole, elotes, esquites, empanadas, memelas, tetelas, tlayudas

amaranto (amaranth)

VERDURAS (vegetables)
frijol (bean), frijolin (scarlet runner), calabaza (squash), flor de calabaza (squash flower), flor de maguey, tepejilote, nopal blanco, nopal delgado, aguacate (avocado), camotes (sweet potato), papas (potatoes), guaje, hongos (mushrooms), chayote, ejote (green bean), calabacita (zuccini), chilacayota, camote

greens - quelites (lambs quarter) - chepil, chepiche, pepiche, guias (squash vines), quintoniles (Amaranthus hybridus or amaranth greens) , huauzontle, papalo-quelite, verdolaga (purslane), romerito, huele de noche

chiles - de agua, guajillo, tabiche (de Ejutla)

agave - pulque, aguamiel, miel de maguey

cactacea (cactus) - xoconostle, biznaga, pitaya (tuna), nopal (prickly pear)

FRUTAS (fruit)

capulines (cherries), tuna (prickly pear cactus fruit), tejocote, zapote negro, zapote chico, sauco (elderberry), jinicuil, jicama, guyaba, papaya, ciruelo (plum), anona, granadilla, nanche, piña (pineapple), aguacate (avocado), guajilote

guajiniquil, quajiniquil or cuajiniquil

tomate, miltomate (green husked tomato)

chocolate - tejate, chocolate de agua, champurrado, chocolate atole

ENDULZANTES (sweeteners)
miel (honey), miel de maguey

SEMILLAS (seeds)
semilla de calabaza o pepitas (squash), cacahuate (peanut), chia, huaje, girasol

NUEZ (nuts)
cacahuate, pecan (nogal), walnut (nuez de castilla), nuez de la india

ESPECIAS y HIERBAS (spices and herbs)
vanilla, epazote, hoja santa (rootbeer plant), hoja de aguacate (avocado leaf), achiote, perejil (parsley), cilantro de monte, cilantro habanero, hierba de conejo (indian paintbrush), chepil, hierba de borracho o poleo

CARNES (meats)
conejo or liebre (rabbit), guajalote or pavo (turkey), huevos de guajalote (turkey eggs), pescado (fish), rana (frog), camarones (shrimp), venado (deer), iguana, pato (duck), pastel de higado, faisan, tepesquintle, chachalaca

INSECTOS (bugs)
chicatanas, chapulines (grasshoppers), gusano de maguey, chumiles, cuiles, hormigas (ants), escamoles

CALDOS (soups and stews)
cazuela de guajalote (turkey stew), caldo de piedra (stone soup)

SALSAS (sauces)
salsas de tomate y chile, pipian

OTROS PRODUCTS (other products)


algodon, tobaco, jojoba, estropajo

Tamale Fair Poster 2008

A Few Words about Indigenous and Mostly Indigenous Foods


The foods in this guide are more than 500 years old ... and served fresh daily if you know where to look!

Many indigenous dishes incorporate introduced foods, including cheese and meats such as beef, chicken and pork. Other changes include the process of distillation which took the native agave and made this into mezcal and tequila.

Mexican salsas were produced using the mortar and pestle-like molcajete

There are a lot of flowers in indigenous food.
http://huerta.ojodeltiempo.com/flores-comestibles-mas-comunes/

Art

Poster!

Bebidas
http://www.arqueomex.com/S2N3nBebidas114.html

Circuito Indigena

Caldo de Piedra (Stone Soup)
Feria 2008: Celebration of Indigenous Food and Tamale Fair Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca – July 9-13

Elsewhere on the Web

Bebidas tradicionales de los pueblos indígenas de México
http://deliciasprehispanicas.blogspot.mx
http://cocinandocontodoslossentidos.blogspot.com/2008/02/gastronoma-prehispnica-de-mxico.html
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/guajilote.htm
Scarlet runner bean

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Gastronomia.Prehispanica

wikipedia

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastronom%C3%ADa_prehisp%C3%A1nica_de_Mesoam%C3%A9rica


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