When visiting Oaxaca, every meal is a chance to explore the area’s history and culture. To take advantage of it, you’ll have to visit a traditional restaurantone which may not feature the brightest dcor, but will satisfy when it comes to authenticity. At such a restaurant, meals go in steps, beginning with cocktails, appetizers, and then the soup.Be careful not to rush through this delicious course. There’s an Oaxacan soup for every palate, whether you like hot and spicy or cool and subdued. Some traditional recipes include sopa Azteca and pozole. Sopa azteca made headlines earlier this year, as it’s supposedly President Obama’s favorite Mexican starting dish. The prime ingredients are tomatoes, shredded chicken, pasilla chiles, tortillas, and queso fresco. Avocados, onions, garlic and other seasonings are added to give the soup depth and flavor. Read the rest of this entry »