Over at Mark Bittman’s blog at the New York Times, there’s a post about market culture in Oaxaca.

“…in Oaxaca the markets are not just for procuring food; they serve a larger purpose: as a nexus for family and social activity.”

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Not only does this article talk abut the social significance of markets, but it addresses Oaxaca’s culinary culture more generally, describing both high-end and low-end food options.  Read it here.