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Everybody Hates Broccoli
A $50 chunk of corned beef marked down to $15 after St. Patrick’s Day inspired me to donate a pan of corned beef hash. I brought along a case of broccoli that I acquired at McPherson’s Produce for $3.99 but nobody wanted it. Everybody hates broccoli. Seriously though, they can’t be expected to work with a case of broccoli at the last minute out of an apartment kitchen.
Broadway Mutual Aid will soon be operating out of a commercial kitchen - a kitchen that has just been unionized! More space, bigger food donations and more broccoli!
Quick Deep Thoughts About Mexico
While in in the beautiful La Condesa and Roma neighborhoods of Mexico City I noticed that nobody has air conditioning and solar is not a thing but every square inch of space is utilized, especially the rooftops with their gardens and playgrounds and dining areas.
I noticed a unique smell throughout the city and finally realized that it was masa - the nixtamalized corn paste used to make tortillas. Even many of the street food vendors — and there are thousands — make their own tortillas.
On a side trip to Puerto Escondido we shopped a few times at the Chedraui supermarket. A giant place and the only tortillas they sold were made fresh and were in a hot case. I was in hog heaven bringing those home along with some chicharrones.
We had many incredible adventures in Mexico but I won’t bore you with them here. Now that we’re back in El Norte I’m wishing I could walk out my front door and find dozens of vendors selling hot food and meat and veggies, or that the people were friendlier and less hurried, or that it was 80 degrees all year long.