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Bill Gibson

Jan 15, 2002, 8:54 PM

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"palabras de Santa Clara del Cobre"

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Hola todos!!<p>I've been posting bits and pieces associated with last summers trip to Morelia, Michoacan and surrounding area, and I wanted to post a little piece about Santa Clara del Cobre.<p>What a beautiful little gem of culture and tradition, we might not have seen, if we had not rented that car from budget in Morelia, Michoacan. and struck out into the lush Mexican highlands.<p>Driving up to Patzcuaro and then on to Santa Clara del Cobre, I told myself; "Well you've wanted to travel here for many years now, and here you are"!!<p>It was an emotional experience for me (to finally be in a very wonderful old traditional place such as this). Sitting in the "plaza", at the front door of a culture that has managed to hang on to a large measure of their tradition and cuisine. To enjoy watching a little Mexican lady (very close to the "plaza") selling her "custom cut" pieces of "pollo" to the ladies of the community for their afternoon meal (pieces soon to be immersed in many delectable centuries old ingredients). <p>In all its simplicity, we (maybe I) was / were provided with a little treat by obviously someone who couldn't wait to get the "pollo" home. They had set up a little makeshift burner, and sure enough, there were pieces of fresh "pollo" steaming away in a pot just inches (O.K. milimeters) from the edge of the Plaza walkway. Visions of fresh "mole" over the cooked "pollo"!!! <p>A little walk down the "plaza" we encountered a stand selling freshly made "buñuelos"………! I ordered one (they are huge wonderful fried affairs) and ate the whole damn thing plain ( knowing of all the topping considerations ("canela en polvo y miel tambien").<p>God! I loved this little town nestled in the beautiful green hills of the Michoacan highlands.<p>Gazing out past the belltower of a four hundred year old church, I felt captivated by the surrounding green hills (caught by the charm of Michoacan). <p>My experience was wonderful, calming, and mystical………<p>"Salud, Amor, y Dinero"<p>Bill Gibson
Crestline, CA
"aficionado de la cocina mexicana" <p><p>



rick

Jan 16, 2002, 9:08 PM

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Bill<p>just to let you know we appreciate your impressions and special experiences - it helps me at least to be there again<p>Rick


Jared

Feb 5, 2002, 2:59 AM

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<center><img src="http://members.shaw.ca/jjhooper/images/Patz.jpg"></center><p>


Jared

Feb 5, 2002, 3:03 AM

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