Oaxacan Strikes present supply Problems
A very intriguing article from the LA times(registration):
I noticed the Oaxacan teacher strike while watching mexican news to improve my spanish. Its amazing how unique this area is to create such ingredients to be found nowhere else and absolutely essential.
Hmmm.....don't know that I'd say chapulines melt in the mouth, but they are an interesting crispy treat in a critter sort of way. They don't really have a lot of flavor, mostly you just taste the seasonings.
Here is a link to a letter from Mary Jane Mendoza who lives in Oaxaca and Teotitlan del Valle and owns and operates Casa Cerro Segrada and Lo Mano Magico with her husband (and offers cooking classes). In her letter she gives a ground level report about the situation in Oaxaca. http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?s... Scroll down to the post from Memo dated September 14, 2006.