Umami Mart Registry

The Forest Feast is on vacation this week! The Mr. and I are in Oaxaca for a few days for our friends’ wedding. This place is so colorful and incredible! Today we went to the outdoor market and sampled some local fare, like chilacayota, a drink made of blended squash with corn kernels floating on top. Unusual and delicious!

Chapulines (fried spiced grasshoppers) are a popular snack around here -- there are women selling them from baskets everywhere. I haven’t gotten the courage to try them yet, but hope to before I leave! For lunch we stopped in at a little stand at the mercado for enchiladas drenched in the most magnificent mole.

For more pictures from my Mexican adventure, follow me on Instagram (@theforestfeast). Buen provecho!

All photos and illustration by © Erin Gleeson and originally posted on The Forest Feast.