|Ballet Folklórico Dancers|
A few weeks back when we attended the Teotihuacan exhibit at Museum Rietberg in Zürich, I noticed that the museum would be hosting a fiesta mexicana in early May (to coincide with "Cinco de Mayo," I guess). They advertised a day of authentic Mexican food, mariachis, ballet folklórico, a market -- well, they had us at Mexican food.
What "Mexican" restaurants here call Mexican food is definitely not the Mexican-American food we're accustomed to and it most certainly is not something anyone in Mexico City would ever cook at home or eat at a restaurant. This makes me question who the heck runs those joints! Anyway, thank heavens the people running the food booths at the fiesta mexicana were genuine Mexicans serving up authentic Mexican street food like tlacoyos. (You will not find these served up at a taco shop in California.)
|Blue corn meal cakes stuffed with beans...|
|and topped with salsa verde, fresh cheese, onions, cilantro, and nopales.|
|One last shot of the tasty street snack|
My favorite performance of the day was by a musical group called Flor y Canto. They took us on a journey through 500 years of Mexican folkloric musical history, often incorporating as many indigenous musical instruments as possible. Also, the folkloric dance performances made me miss watching my friends Azucena and Karina perform with their group back in San Diego. Mostly, I was reminded of the beauty of my Mexican heritage. ¡Qué viva México!
|Granny gets her drink on!|
|Beautiful, sunny day at the park|