Whet Your Appetite: Visual Tour of the Teotitlan del Valle Market

Squash Blossoms, Teotitlan del Valle Market, photo by Norma Hawthorne

The market colors and people are captivating.  It is difficult to know what to focus on first!

Village women doing their daily shopping, Teotitlan del Valle Market, photo by Norma Hawthorne

One of the most satisfying experiences for any visitor is to stroll the daily market, open 9:30-11 a.m., across from the church.  Traditional dress, food and cooking is alive and well in Teotitlan del Valle.  This is a cultural immersion opportunity!

I also want to share the post (below) with you written by Lesley Tellez, a Mexico City food writer, who recently visited Teotitlan del Valle and took a cooking class with Reyna Mendoza.  Reyna is part of the famed weaving family of Arnulfo Mendoza and Erasto (Tito) Mendoza.  She is an accomplished cook and is owner of Tlaminalli restaurant, a favorite of Chef Rick Bayless.

This link features some beautiful photos of food and people that Lesley published, and perfectly captures a sense of place.  Enjoy!

http://lesleytellez.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/a-visit-to-the-teotitlan-del-valle-market-with-reyna-mendoza/#comment-4883

2 Responses to Whet Your Appetite: Visual Tour of the Teotitlan del Valle Market

  1. Took two classes a couple of weeks ago. One on Mole and one with my daughter. Highlight of my trip.

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