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food is beautiful

I spend my time in Zacatecas sampling the various culinary delights available on the streets and in the markets and admiring their sheer beauty.

Strange fruit.

Freshly squeezed juices...

... in a range of vibrant colours.


... and tamales, hot off the grill.


'Nopales', prickly pear cactus, sold as whole 'paddles',...

...or diced,...

... alongside red mystery balls.

Fresh baked breads, both sweet and savoury.

Fish in abundant supply on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent,...

... in all shapes and sizes.

I enjoy cheap meals which can be found in a range of restaurants, specialising in different regional delights.

Red pozole, served with a range of condiments,...

...which I make short work of.

Fish, a constant favourite,...

... also disappears fast.

The hostel boasts a modest kitchen, which I make the most of, to cook yet more fish. I can’t get enough of it.

A mackerel, marinated in coriander/cilantro, lime, chilli, garlic and olive oil...

...served with the smallest of baby potatoes and zucchinis. Yummy!

{ 2 } Comments

  1. priscilla | February 25, 2010 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    hi anna,
    i am thoroughly enjoying your tales and pics. and now that you’re in mexico, i am drooling.

    the red meat fruit in the first pic of this entry is ‘mamey’. i used to have liquados all the time. yum. yum.


    continued safe travels to you and your companions.

  2. anna | February 25, 2010 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    hi priscilla

    thanks for naming the fruit.

    i’m glad you enjoy the blog.


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