One great aspect of my graduate program are the opportunities to go abroad and study food cultures and systems in other parts of the world. This past winter intersession one such trip was Food Cultures in Mexico where we would study in Puebla and Oaxaca. A significant part of the trip was spent visiting organic and industrial farms, observing interactions and the products available in the markets, and studying the changes to the Mexican food system since the passing of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. But I'll just mainly show you the food.
Since my trip started out with an airline breakfast, I feel the need to share. I haven't had cooked airline food in a long while, so when I found out that AeroMexico would be giving me free meals I'll admit to being excited. It was nothing to really be excited over--except I did get the opportunity to eat two salads on the way home and that was heaven--but still. It's nice to get fed.
visiting McDonald's. I love visiting McDonald's in other countries, just to see what crazy things I can get. Here, the only non-American item was the Kranky McFlurry.
More Mexico to come later this week......
Panaderia El Mirador
Millionaire's Shortbread Using Cookie Dough From a Tube
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