The place I was talking about is in Oaxaca down in the isthmus and the correct name is Juchitan de Zaragoza. A near by city that is more famous is Tehuantepec (Santo Domingo Tehuantepec).
Well, Jonna, Brigitte and I have the pleasure of staying in Tehuantepec when we drive from Oaxaca City to San Cristobal. It´s the perfect stopover on the lengthy but beautiful drive. The last time we were there they were having a street festival that was tremendous fun. Sure enough, the women were running things and passing out mescal to strangers including Bubba. The men sat around long tables and were kept docile by beer in abundance. We men are simple folk, after all. The women also passed out food that was very good and the locals were pleased to have us join their parade.
Maybe next time we make that drive (this winter) we´ll stop in Juchitan instead which is just up the road from Tehuantepec. I´m just afraid Brigitte might stay. She fits all the necessary criteria to be welcomed into the community. Crude, tending toward extravagant attire and meaner than a junk yard dog.
For those of you tempted to make this drive, do not think that Salina Cruz would be a better stop just because it is on the sea. A butt uglier town in Mexico there ain´t.
What this has to do with winter vegetables beats me.
(This post was edited by Bubba on Sep 2, 2006, 11:16 AM)