Jodi Ettenberg

Jodi Ettenberg

@legalnomads

馃寧 Award-winning food & travel writer 馃檵馃徎 Celiac 馃摉 Author of The Food Traveler's Handbook 馃搷Now: O A X A C A 馃嚥馃嚱 馃捇Latest: Puerto Escondido's Beaches 猬囷笍
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Puppy dreams.

7 Hours ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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A heaping, steaming pad Thai at Comida Thai restaurant here in San Cristobal. Between this and the red curry, a definite must for the hungry in town. After the meals I chatted with the chef, who was thrilled to hear I had lived in Thailand for a few winters. We talked Isaan food and spices and what's missing taste-wise in Mexico (galangal and kaffir leaves for starters!) in order to cook Thai food. She met a Oaxacan, now her partner in food and life, and he came out also once she told him I was living in his part of Mexico. Cue a whole discussion about moles and mezcal and memelas. Great evening all around! 馃挌

1 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Loved my visit to the textile museum in San Cristobal, especially the surprise at the very end when I walked out to the intricate beauty of Santo Domingo church among the many artisans in its courtyard. This was taken inside the museum, shadows and light among relics.

1 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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I know I know, i blew out the sky on this photo. But really, the PAVEMENT is the point. Love the tile work on the sidewalks here, though the smoothed over stones are awfully slippery in the sun. I can't even imagine the casualties when it rains! See my Insta story for visits to the textile museum and city wanders!

2 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Spent the afternoon exploring San Cristobal de las Casas - here for the next 6 days. Gorgeous city with a sad and complicated history.

2 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Goals.

3 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Beautiful 7-course tasting menu at Criollo last night. This was the first course, mini blue tlayudas with fresh herbs, chicharr贸n and chorizo, accompanied by my favourite bite of the night: Criollo avocados from Oaxaca filled with grasshopper salsa and rimmed with cheese. Amazing flavours. Criollo avocados also amazing because you can eat their skin! Like a giant buttery treat 馃馃挌 - Tasting menu costs 650pesos (35$) per person, plus tip & any drinks. Incredible value for this long and beautiful meal.

4 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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A busy afternoon in balloon alley.

5 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Beautiful sweet potato and caramelized pineapple dessert at lunch today, where I had my annual "holy crap it's a new career" meal with friends to mark leaving the law. April 1 will be 9 years (!!) since I changed careers. Time flies!

6 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Don Gato in repose.

6 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Espad铆n for daaaaaaaays! A lot of mezcal was consumed today.

7 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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BREAKING NEWS: my favourite street memela & quesadilla lady also makes memelas (the corn discs to the left) with mole Amarillo on them. This is a first! I got mine with mushrooms and Oaxacan quesillo cheese. So goooooood! 鉂も潳鉂も潳

7 Days ago
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Bought a perchero, basically a short coat hanger used to hang bags at restaurants and bars. I bought it to use in my room, and though it looks like a regular coat hang it's actually only 4 feet tall. I thought worth sharing because I took it on the bus from Tlacolula and the driver put it on the front windshield inside the bus until it was my time to get off. No one blinked at me bringing this on the bus, which makes sense since there was also a chicken and a lady with fencing wire also on the bus. I love the little errands as you get to know a place better; they are the details that make day to day life full of surprises and smiles!

8 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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If anyone needs chicharr贸n - I know JUST the place.

9 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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The jacarandas are in bloom here in Santo Domingo! So beautiful to wander around town.

10 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Memela-stravaganza, just what the body needs. 馃挏Memelas, corn discs topped with pork lard, beans, and toppings of your choice - often chicken tinga or queso fresco, or the case of these memelas, salpic贸n medley - are delicious snacks found everywhere in Oaxaca. When I first got here I ate 4-5 a day, but have reigned myself in now 馃檭Delicious way to improve your day!!

11 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Not yet rainy season, but you wouldn't know it the last few days! Santo Domingo in the late afternoon.

12 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Another from Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido. Link to my full guide --including food, accommodation, and best beaches -- in my profile. 馃寠馃挋

13 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Newly posted: a guide to the beaches of Puerto Escondido, all you need to visit this 'hidden' (ok not so much these days) former coffee port. Getting there & away, where to swim and surf, and OF COURSE suggestions of where to eat & what to order. Link on my profile!! I hope it's useful for those heading to the coast for a visit. 馃檹馃徎

14 Days ago
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Jodi Ettenberg

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Today's sunset over Oaxaca was JUST a little too apocalyptic for my tastes 馃槺

15 Days ago