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simpsca

Oct 10, 2013, 7:26 AM

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Day of the Dead event at Viva Mexico in San Juan Cosala and fund raiser for Operation Feed

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Day of the Dead Special Event at Viva Mexico
November 2 - from 2pm to 6pm

DIA DE MUERTOS PRE-HISPANIC MENU
-Appetizer-CREAM OF SQUASH BLOSSOM SOUP
-Main Course - CHICKEN WITH ORANGE MOLE
FISH WITH PINK MOLE
HUITLACOCHE QUESADILLAS
CACTUS FRUIT SALAD
Dessert - HOT CHOCOLATE DRINK and Churros with Chocolate
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Casa More (Agave Azul) will offer you
Tequila Blanco, Anejo & Reposado Tasting

10% on Meals proceeds will go to the Operation Feed Program that feeds the poor weekly in San Juan Cosala

From 2:00pm. / 6:00pm. - $200 Pesos Ticket Ė November/02/2013
-RESTAURANT VIVA MEXICO TIALUPITA!
PORFIRIO DIAZ # 92 SAN JUAN COSALA

RESERVATIONS:
TEL. 387-76-110-58 / CELL. 333-156-22-45
aguscosala@gmail.com



esperanza

Oct 11, 2013, 6:42 AM

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Re: [simpsca] Day of the Dead event at Viva Mexico in San Juan Cosala and fund raiser for Operation

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Interesting menu--but hardly pre-Hispanic. Before the Spanish arrived on these shores, food was very different. For example:

--there were no dairy products, because there was no dairy. Cream soup did not exist.
--there was no chicken with mole, because no chickens existed here.
--all hot chocolate was made with water because there was no dairy here.
--there were no churros, because (1) wheat did not grow here until after the Spanish arrived; (2) frying was unknown because there was no oil, butter, or lard.

I'd be very interested to know the ingredients for orange and pink mole. Those sound very unusual.

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simpsca

Oct 21, 2013, 4:34 PM

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Not sure why it is called a pre-hispanic menu, it is much more contemporary. But sill likely to be a really good meal. And it's a good time to see the new extension of the restaurant. And 10% of the proceeds goes to Operation Feed which feeds the neediest in San Juan Cosala - for more info check out the website -http://operationfeedsjc.squarespace.com/ . It's also the Day of the Dead so a good time to walk the town and look at the altars.


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citlali

Oct 27, 2013, 6:14 PM

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..and no oranges. The Spaniards introduced the oranges ...


esperanza

Oct 27, 2013, 9:19 PM

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Of course! Thanks.

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citlali

Oct 28, 2013, 7:08 AM

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and not so sure about the mole either, just depends on the ingredients..An interesting thing would be to list all prehispanic ingredients versus what the Spaniards ate pre conquest. WWhen you start looking into it it is amazing the variety of foods the Americas broght to EUrope and of course vice vera, I jst fond ot French beans came from Latin America as well. looking at the two diets (the wealthy and the rest) that existed in Europe versus what existed here, I think the indigenous ate pretty well in comparaison to the Europeans. Fascinating.


esperanza

Oct 28, 2013, 8:31 AM

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'Mole' simply means sauce, from the NŠuhatl word 'mulli'. Prior to the Spanish conquest, 'mulli' definitely existed, but without some of the spices that came to this country with the Europeans. We already had chiles, squash seeds, chocolate, and corn, ingredients that are still ground for use in many of today's moles. In addition, some types of mole are traditionally served with turkey, a bird indigenous to Mexico, and would have been prepared prior to the conquistadores.

Oaxaca has promoted the idea that there are seven kinds of mole, but the reality is that there are hundreds of mole recipes in Mexico.

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