O Kanata

O Kanata

To acknowledge the First Nations as the original inhabitants of Canada, we have to go no further than to remember that even the country’s name has a First Nations origin, coming directly from the Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata or canada, meaning “settlement”, “village” or simply “land” ... click on title for more

Tlacoyos – Pre- and Post-Hispanic Street Food

Tlacoyos – Pre- and Post-Hispanic Street Food

The definite upside of the mestizaje process during Spanish colonial times, was the rich new culture and fusion cuisine which have become the heart and true identity of Modern Mexico, as it may be aptly exemplified by a simple platter of tlacoyos, the most iconic pre- and post-Hispanic street food ... click on title for more

Mexican Markets – Pre- and Post-Hispanic Marvels

Mexican Markets – Pre- and Post-Hispanic Marvels

There is no doubt that markets have always been a central part of Mexican society. In pre-Hispanic times, there were small local ones, as well as the large central market of Tlatelolco, with items from all around Mesoamerica. After the Spanish conquest was completed, a long period of adjustment and exchange began, and post-Hispanic markets became a fusion between the Old and the New World ... click on title for more