The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Tlayuda is a handmade dish part of traditional Mexican cuisine, consisting of a large and thin crunchy partially fried or toasted tortilla, covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento (unrefined pork lard), lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat (usually shredded chicken, beef tenderloin or pork), Oaxaca cheese, and salsa.

They are a popular antojito (snack food) originating from the state of Oaxaca, and can be found particularly around Oaxaca City. Tlayudas are also available in the center-south region of Mexico, such as Mexico City, Puebla or Guadalajara, but by tradition, the tlayuda is considered a representative iconic dish of Oaxaca.

The dinner-plate-sized tortilla is baked, not fried, either on a comal, a barbecue grill, or directly over coals. Once the tortilla has been cooked, refried beans are applied on its surface, along with lard and vegetables, to serve as a base on top of which the main ingredients will be placed. The rules for topping a tlayuda are not strict, and restaurants and street vendors often offer a variety of different toppings, including tasajo (cuts of meat typical of Central Valley of Oaxaca), chorizo, and cecina enchilada (thin strips of chili powder encrusted pork). They may be prepared open-faced or folded in half.
The Tlayuda topped with roasted grasshoppers was featured on episode 8 of the documentary-styled travel and cuisine program Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern on the Travel Channel. The dish also appeared on Globe Trekker with Neil Gibson as host. Both presenters compared the Tlayuda with a large pizza. [Wiki]


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Rae Walter said...

Fabulous image.

Unknown said...

Que buen trabajo el de explicación de la Tlayuda, parece que te ha ayudado Julie Sopetrán,jjj, me encanta tu foto y el texto, yo no obstante voy a abusar de tu confianza y vete ordenandome una cuantas variadas.
Un saludo

Gunn said...


Ps. Thanks for the music too.