"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Chapulines Con Queso
They don't advertise them on the website, but if you go in and order "Chapulines con Queso" they will serve you the delicious "grasshoppers with Cheese" that makes a trip to Oaxaca such a joy (in Oaxaca women come by in the square with baskets of two different species, large and small; in L.A. they only serve the large.... You can also get a delicious fried Nopal salad -- attention all my Syrian and Egyptian friends who only know "Teen Showki", the fruit known as "tuna" in Spanish, yes, the paddles of cacti are delicious!