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Food Markets In The Aztec Empire

A Diego Rivera mural of a market in ancient Mexico City during the Aztec Empire

A Diego Rivera mural of a market in ancient Mexico City during the Aztec Empire

As in pre-colonial Africa, common women ran local food markets in the Aztec Empire and thereafter. Women entrepreneurs sold lizards, fish, deer, mole, various species of corn, cactus, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, fruits, nuts, coconuts, grains, mushrooms, and insects which served as a popular source of protein.

 

Hispanic History Month Series with Recipes: 

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Hispanic+History+Month

Insects and Mexican Foodways:

[Watch Now 9 mins 24 sec]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYhN_qms474

Mexican Foodways and Recipes:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Mexican+Foodways

Market Series with Recipes:

http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=Markets

Africa in Culinary Context, Kibbeh

Colonial Mexico City Through the Lens of Food