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Exploring La Merced Market, in Mexico City
Our friends at Eat Mexico tell us why the Merced Market is a Mexico City must-see.
Photos by Christie Pham
Forget what you may have heard about the Merced Market, in Mexico City. In my opinion there is only one real danger: You will, inevitably, time and time again, come home with bags full to overflowing with unnecessary items that you found impossible to resist. Personally, I have at various times and with varying degrees of regret purchased 3 kilos of sliced nopal cactus, a frog tamal, a bag of violet-colored beans from Puebla, a dozen mini tlacoyos that fit in the palm of my hand, and a set of white porcelain espresso cups—and I don’t even own an espresso maker. Each purchase was made in the passionate fervor that for me accompanies shopping the aisles of La Merced, one of D.F.’s oldest and grandest city markets.Read more
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Esporles village (Balearic Islands in Spain)The “Matanza” day at my village is a feast day and everybody is invited to participate to it. This is one of the most important rural traditions of the culture of Mallorca in Spain. This day tr… Read more
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