I’ve been so lucky over the last two and a half years to be able to be part of Border Community Alliance, a Tubac, Arizona, based non-profit invested in developing a better understanding of the borderland region. If you’re not familiar with that term, it refers to that bit of land, stretching about 100 miles north and south of the Mexico-U.S. border, sometimes more. This is a strange region, where culture and language mix, and cannot possibly be separated from each other.
This is a region I very much love.
I was asked if I could contribute a video workshop for a dish, or rather, cultural event, which had been discussed before: pozole de trigo to celebrate San Isidro’s day on May 15th, the patron saint of farm laborers and the city of Madrid. Last year we spoke of doing this as a community event in Tubac, where people could come by and pick up a bowl of the soup, enjoy time together to celebrate the wheat harvest. Unfortunately this particular event may not be possible for some time.
The above video doesn’t include a complete recipe, but covers much of the background information needed. For the full recipe, register for the Q&A session scheduled for 5/22/2020 @ 2:00 PM PST. A PDF is available for a $10 donation. Registration is possible through the BCA website.