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María Ítaka

Recent stories by María Ítaka

January 17, 2023

El Rito: Myths, Mole and Chocolate

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca -- Flor Heras (36), co-owner of the Heras family business El Rito and head chocolatier of Reina Negra Chocolate, wakes up every day with the goal to keep chocolate and mole evolving and resurrecting with the same passion the Mayans put into the preservation of their myths. Read more
December 22, 2022

Best Bites 2022: Oaxaca

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca -- The last 12 months have been quite a ride. Unlike the past two years, 2022 seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. While 2020 was a year for protecting ourselves from a microscopic menace, and 2021 a year in which we still were struggling to reconcile our old ways and the world’s “new normal,” this year has been a time to reap all the improvements and reflections we did during some of the 21st century’s most challenging years so far. Read more
October 27, 2022

Garnachas La Güera: Food from Tropical Oaxaca

Oaxaca |
By María Ítaka
Oaxaca -- At the bottom of a quiet street in Colonia Reforma, a neighborhood located in the northern-central area of Oaxaca City which hides many of the city’s best-kept food secrets, we find Garnachas La Güera. While the area is characterized by its quiet, residential streets, this restaurant is a small paradise where joy, music and good food transport you to the tropics. Read more
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