Category Archives: Food

Hai Cang Seafood, Mulberry Street, Chinatown, New York

Sorting out baskets of blue crabs on the sidewalk on Mulberry Street, just above Columbus Park and Bayard Street. Another in a series of everyday life in New York. Click on the photograph for an instant view of a larger … Continue reading

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Pig Parts

A pig being cut up for our local carnitas store at the top of Insurgentes. It will now be wasned, cut up into smaller pieces, be brined, and then be deep fried in a giant kettle to prepare the delicious … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seeds

Immaculately dressed as always, this lady sits for hours waiting for customers for her bags of pumpkin seeds in San Miguel.

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Traditional Food From the Campesino

Each day, traditional dishes are brought in on the bus from the campesino for sale in the little square at the end of our street. One wonders how long this traditional food will last as the fast-food chains make constant … Continue reading

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Eats

Traditional supermarkets, most of which were fairly shoddy places and will not be missed, are fleeing from New York City in droves. Instead, many folks are now ordering online from Freshdirect and other suppliers, leading to a new class of … Continue reading

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From the Campesino

Our street ends in a small square, or rather triangle, where the buses stop and Insurgentes lurches to the right. An ideal place for folks from the outlying campesinos to bus in and sell fruit, vegetables, flowers, and all manner … Continue reading

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Viernes de Dolores and Tacos

It’s Holy week again here in San Miguel, beginning tonight with Viernes de Dolores, the Friday of Sorrows. The streets are all closed to traffic around us in Centro while everyone is out viewing the shrines built in house doorways. … Continue reading

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Avocados

Another of the many gifts from Mexico to the World. This lady sorting through her collection of avocados for sale in the mercado here. The name comes from the Spanish aguacate, which which in turn comes from the Aztec Nahuatl … Continue reading

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Carnitas on Mesones

Carnitas, literally translated as “Little Meats”, are what happen when you take large chunks of pig and slowly deep-fry them for four or five hours in a giant bucket of lard. Normally chopped up with a small machete and served … Continue reading

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Union Square Market

Produce seller, Union Square Market, New York. One of a series of images of everyday life in the City.

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