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Martha Pskowski

Martha Pskowski

Martha is an independent journalist living in Mexico since 2013. She writes about environmental justice, cities and migration. A Fulbright fellowship in Oaxaca got her hooked on Mexican culture, coffee and mezcal. Writing for Culinary Backstreets she has explored how longtime restaurant-owners are surviving in a gentrifying city and how the city's immigrants introduce their own cuisines to the vibrant food scene. Her work also appears in CityLab, New York Magazine and Longreads.

Recent stories by Martha Pskowski

December 19, 2018

Best Bites 2018: Mexico City

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Mexico City -- The memory of 2017’s devastating earthquake still lingers in the minds of many in Mexico City, but perhaps the biggest challenge the city faced in 2018 was gentrification. Ambitious development initiatives have resulted in safer neighborhoods; however, the cost of real estate has soared, leaving many long-term residents and business owners at risk for eviction, particularly in the Historic Center. Read more
Visit the chinampas on our Xochimilco walk!
June 12, 2018

Xochimilco: Keeping Mexico City’s Agricultural Treasure Afloat

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Mexico City -- A few intrepid trajinera (gondola) operators sit along the Cuemanco Dock, waiting for tourists to take through the canals. We’re in Xochimilco, the southern-most borough of Mexico City. It’s a popular weekend destination for trajinera rides, when entire extended families float along the canals, drinking micheladas (beer prepared with lime and Worcestershire sauce) and eating elotes (grilled whole corn cobs) sold off canoes. But this weekday morning is quiet. Read more