Relationship: Im/migrant
Salsa roja and salsa verde.
Salsa roja and salsa verde.

My grandparents eat a lot of spicy foods and snacks. This is important for me to let you all know some of the culture, tastes, and  gastronomy of Mexico & some states that I have lived in.

I share about my life in Mexico City and Oaxaca because I was born in Mexico City in Iztacalco but I went to live in Oaxaca when I was 7.
I returned to Mexico City at 13 and at 14 I came to the USA. Now I can tell you how the taste is different in each state. For me in Oaxaca they eat more spicy food and snacks. 

I have a connection with this artifact because my grandma always cooked spicy food, mole rojo, enchiladas, entomatadas, picaditas and caldo. Everything really was spicy, and I asked her “why so spicy?” She said, “this is not spicy”, while I was drinking about three glasses of water. They told me that I did not eat spicy food just because I am “Chilanga” (people who are born in the capital of Mexico). Later I got used to eating a little more spicy food. Now that i lived  here,my parents say that I like spicy & yeah! Because my grandparents only eat spicy in Oaxaca and now I know that for my grandparents i like spicy.

Place(s): Mexico, Annapolis MD
Year: 2016

– Alondra

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant