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Lauren Rothman

Recent stories by Lauren Rothman

November 10, 2023

A&V La Casa del Pulque: Saving a Tradition, At the Source

Oaxaca |
By Lauren Rothman
Oaxaca -- Driving east from Oaxaca City, Mexico, into Santiago Matatlán – the town of about ten thousand souls that’s known as the “World Capital of Mezcal” – one’s vista is suddenly dominated by the color green. Across the landscape of gently rolling hills, enormous patchworks of planted agave fields supply the eye with an entire spectrum of verdure, from sage to emerald to jade. Read more
September 15, 2023

Obispo Cocina Rural: Triangles of Happiness

Oaxaca |
By Lauren Rothman
Oaxaca -- Throughout Mexico, both foods and drinks are centered around corn, a tendency that’s most evident in Mexico’s wide variety of antojitos, or “little cravings.” Small, portable snacks featuring some variation on the corn tortilla – of which the taco is undoubtedly the most well-known globally – antojitos are one of the joys of Mexican cuisine, and vary impressively across the country’s 32 states. Read more
August 2, 2023

Luz de Luna: Ant-Powered Cuisine

Oaxaca |
By Lauren Rothman
Oaxaca -- It’s around noon on a Wednesday in Oaxaca, and we’re standing next to a huge, firewood-powered comal, that traditional Mexican clay griddle used to toast corn and cacao, blister tomatoes for salsa, melt stringy quesillo cheese inside the corn tortilla layers of a quesadilla, and so much more. Read more
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