Just stumbled across “36 Hours in Mexico City” from The New York Times. I enjoy this series and this installment is not half bad. The suggestions are predictably heavy on Colonia Roma and Condesa, but props to the grey lady for at least suggesting that visitors eat at a market, in this case Mercado de Medellín. That said, this is the only market on the itinerary, which seems crazy to me. Also, there’s no mention of The National Museum of […]
So this is an amazing map. Further analysis and enlarged views here. It really makes me want to get a hand on the book from which it originated: La Tacopedia. Enciclopedia del Taco. Review copy, por favor! How many of these tacos have you eaten? (also, special thanks to the always interesting blog Geo-Mexico for alerting me to this delightful bit of ephemera.)
I find it kind of weird that Obama visits Mexico City and the angle the LA Times decides to play up is…people are inconvenienced. Doesn’t that happen anytime el presidente goes anywhere? Evidently Obama is staying in a fancy hotel (of course) in Polanco. The news coverage makes me happy that I didn’t pursue my dreams of world domination. Presidential travel sounds pretty lame. I bet he doesn’t even get to eat any real tacos…
Erik Loomis at Lawyers, Guns & Money writes a thought-provoking review of Jeffrey Pilcher’s new book, Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food. I wish Loomis would have commented on the quality of Pilcher’s writing, but his summary of key points def. makes me want to get my hands on a copy of the book.