Traditional Oaxacan Posada
By this time, you must be seeing shining star piñatas popping up around the city. This tradition, like many in Mexico, is a product of the colonization and a legacy of several cultures. It´s a hybrid between an Aztec custom of celebrating the winter solstice and a homage to the trip that Joseph and Mary took across the desert.
This December our amazing culinary host, Doña Andrea, is teaming with Tlayudona to offer a traditional posada but with a twist: We will learn how to prepare ponche, atole, tostadas de chileajo, and buñuelos untados en miel de anís. Andrea has welcomed us into her home to make Oaxacan ponche (or fruit punch traditionally served warm over the holidays) from scratch. Then we´ll mix her corn atole base with chocolate to create champurrado, and we´ll learn to make delicious chileajo tostadas. (In addition to being scrumptious, it´s a simple recipe that you can recreate later to dazzle your friends.) Andrea will serve homemade bean tamales that she prepared the night before, and we´ll top off the meal making delectable buñuelos (fried dessert bread bathed in a sugar and licorice syrup).
We´ll wrap up the celebration with a piñata navideña, filled with local goodies while we sing some of the local seasonal songs. We are so excited for this opportunity to bring in the holiday season with some of our favorite people and all of Oaxaca´s colors, flavors, and charm!
Minimum number of participants: 3
Language: Spanish/English translation if/when necessary
Includes: Dinner, piñata, food preparation workshop, all materials necessary, transportation
Transportation: Leaves Tlayudona at 3:15 p.m.
Children are welcome at a special discounted rate of 650 MXN.