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Martha Pskowski

Recent stories by Martha Pskowski

Visit the chinampas on our Xochimilco walk!
June 12, 2018

Xochimilco: Keeping Mexico City’s Agricultural Treasure Afloat

By Martha Pskowski
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
February 20, 2018

Comixcal: Deeply Oaxacan

By Martha Pskowski
Mexico City -- “There are two Oaxacan foods – what is served for tourists, and what people really eat,” says Marahí López, the chef at Comixcal, an Oaxacan restaurant in Mexico City’s Santa Maria La Ribera neighborhood. “There is a way that Oaxacan food is sold that is totally detached from the way we eat it in Oaxaca.” Read more