|With my new friend Ricardo at La Merced|
And so in this, the first - and I'm being honest, likely the last - Mercado Monday, I'd like to share some images of Mexico City's vast produce markets. I'll begin with the city's largest retail market, La Merced - and in a city with a population of over 20 million, that's saying a lot.
But before you peruse the photos, to get a sense of the market's sheer scale, check out this awesome video that Poppa Trix put together from footage he shot. (Yes, that's me in the black dress.) It's super fun, and features one of my favorite mambos, "Mambo Lupita" by the incomparable Pedro Perez. I dare you to sit still!
Honestly, the amount of product here is so overwhelming I don't know how I would ever stay focused enough to be able to get my shopping done:
|Cleaning nopales, or cactus paddles|
|Food temptation is everywhere|
|Coyoacan means coyote|
|You can't walk 3 yards without stumbling upon something good to eat|
There you have it - some of the visual highlights of Mexico City markets . . . thanks for joining me for the first (and last) ever Mercado Monday. Until next time - buen provecho!