On this episode, Aarón and Zarela welcome Bricia Lopez for a love letter to the food and culture of Oaxaca. Bricia and her siblings run Guelaguetza, the restaurant her father started 27 years ago. Bricia believes that Oaxaca's most unique asset is its diversity of chiles, spices and herbs, so they've started an online marketplace to sell those products as well.
Together, Zarela, Aarón and Bricia share their insights into the Oaxacan ingredients, traditions, and personality. Plus, they explore the market culture of Oaxaca, and discuss the Oaxacan Mezcal tradition and the ways in which it is or is not a matriarchal society.
For more recipes from Zarela and Aarón, visit zarela.com and chefaaronsanchez.com
Photo Courtesy of Quentin Bacon
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