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Nomad Cook. Software Development. Why I left

Software Development: Why I left

Eight years ago I worked in software development, one of my last jobs was as a freelancer for one of the largest brokerage firms in Mexico. I was making their mobile app. I myself at the time was thrilled when I was finally able to get that client. However, after

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Cultural Appropriation in Food. Nomad Cook

Cultural Appropriation in Food

In terms of profits, wealthy chefs have an advantage. They can use their platforms and restaurants to reach a larger market. Whether modify or not the recipes, but overall, when they claim ownership, there’s a political disconnection. The appropriator becomes a reference to that recipe and invisibilizes the groups who

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Nomad Cook. White Saviors

Racism in Mexico: Identity, storytelling and white saviors

When we talk about racism in Mexico, we usually think of blatant folks who openly despise black or indigenous people. A battle between good and evil in a Hollywood-style-film where the villain will be defeated, and once that goal is reached; there won’t be more darkness, and we’ll live happily

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Oaxaca Street Food Tour. Nomad Cook

Macheteando Series: Oaxaca Street Food Tour

This post is part of the Macheteando Series. I’ll be posting about inspiring or community-oriented projects locally in Oaxaca. I would love to include more people around the world, but that will have to wait until it’s safer to travel. Meet Betsy, the mind behind Oaxaca Street Food Tour Betsy

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Water and Colonialism. Nomad Cook

Water and Colonialism

Photo: Berenice Zambrano / Carlos Enciso A couple of years ago, on my way back to Mexico, I stopped for a few days in Antigua, Guatemala. One morning, at the hostel where I was staying, I was brushing my teeth. Next to me, a white man came to wash his

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Love for Coffee. Nomad Cook

Love for Coffee & Oaxaca

Oaxaca is a special place in the South of Mexico. People that visit here are enamored of the beauty of the capital. Oaxaca is more diverse than that, especially if you go to the little towns outside of it. This is a personal story about how wandering off the beaten

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